155 Inspiring & Successful School Quotes For Kids To Read

School is a special time and place for everyone. It is where we make our first friendships and the best of memories. This post on school quotes for kids will help you motivate your little ones to attend school and enjoy every moment of it. The lessons, guidance, and support we get from teachers and friends at school stay with us forever. They also play an important part in shaping the person we become in later lives. Also, the extracurricular activities that we indulge in help us tap into our creativity and curiosity and encourage exploration and innovation, thus helping us find where our interest lies. So, if your child is losing interest in school or ignoring the importance of punctuality, sincerity, dedication, and discipline in their lives, read the quotes that we have collected in this post. They will help them get the push they need for a fresh start.

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Back-To-School Quotes For Students

After a long holiday or weekend, returning to school can be difficult. Pick these encouraging back-to-school quotes from our list to keep your children motivated.

  1. “It’s one of my favorite seasons of the year: Back to School. As a kid, I loved fresh school supplies, new outfits, the change of seasons, and the chance to crack open a new textbook.” ―Dana Perino

  1. “I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.” ―Jenny Han
  1. “Always ask yourself, “Is this what my best looks like?” That one question alone will change your entire life.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” ―John Dewey
  1. “The first day of school is always a fashion show. The rest of the school year? A pajama party.” ―Anonymous
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Write your favorite quotes on a small board or chart paper and hang it in your kid’s bedroom.
  1. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” ―Albert Einstein
  1. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” ―Anthony J. D’Angelo
  1. “You might seem like life is full of tests, questions, grades, parents, and pressure, but still dream.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.” ―Oprah Winfrey
  1. “Education does not prevent you from making mistakes, but makes you learn from your mistakes.” ―Anonymous
  1. “You’re off to great places. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” ―Dr. Seuss
  1. “You learn something every day if you pay attention.” ―Ray LeBlond
  1. “The first day of school: The day when the countdown to the last day of the school begins.” ―Anonymous
  1. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” ―Oscar Wilde
  1. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” ―Taylor Swift
  1. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” ―Charles Dederich

  1. “There is a voice inside of you, that whispers all day long. ‘I feel this is right for me, or I know that this is wrong.’ Listen to it!” ―Anonymous
  1. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ―William Butler Yeats
  1. “We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school.” ―Peter De Vries
  1. “The best thing about schools is that they teach you to think outside the box.” ―Anonymous
  1. “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.” ―Regina Brett
  1. “School bells are ringing loud and clear; vacation’s over, school is here.” ―Winifred C. Marshall
  1. “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” ―Lily Tomlin
  1. “School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside.” ―Lon Watters
  1. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ―Margaret Mead
  1. “The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.” ―Harry Wong
  1. “Work hard, nap hard.” ―Demi Lovato
  1. “The road to freedom, here and everywhere on earth, begins in the classroom.” ―Hubert Humphrey
  1. “Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school.” ―Beverly Cleary
  1. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ―Chinese proverb
  1.  “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” ―Bonnie Blair
  1. “When you know better you do better.” ―Maya Angelou

  1. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” ―Waybe Huizenga
  1. “Wisdom is the most precious gift one can have. Always desire to grow in knowledge because it will never leave your side.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” ―Jim Rohn

Inspirational School Quotes For Students

A little inspiration is what children need to push themselves and give their best in whatever they do and help with their growth and development.

  1. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” ―Pablo Picasso
  1. “Intelligence plus character ― that is the true goal of education.” ―Martin Luther King Jr.
  1. “Dreams come in sizes too big so that we can grow into them.” ―Josie Bisset
  1. “You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” ―E.O. Wilson
  1. “Believe in yourself and the world will be yours.” ―Anonymous
  1. “The time is always right to do what is right.” ―Martin Luther King, Jr.
  1. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ―Japanese Proverb
  1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” ―Malala Yousafzai
  1. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” ―Theodore Roosevelt
  1. “Climb ev’ry mountain, Ford every stream, Follow every rainbow, ‘Til you find your dream.” ―The Sound of Music
  1. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ―Maya Angelou
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Many kids are negatively influenced by social media and start harboring limiting beliefs. These quotes will help them stay focused and motivated.
  1. “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” ―Dalai Lama

  1. “No problem in life is big enough as long as you have the ability.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” ―Leo Buscaglia
  1. “The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.” ―Marvin Phillips
  1. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” ―H. Jackson Brown
  1. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “It’s always born from a new way of thinking. When we settle for realistic, we often settle to be average.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ―Thomas A. Edison
  1. “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” ―Malcolm X
  1. “You can only think about one thing at a time, so why waste it.” ―Anonymous
  1. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you’ll be doomed if you don’t try.” ―Beverly Hills
  1. “No matter what you do, no matter how many times you screw up and think to yourself “there’s no point to carry on”, no matter how many people tell you that you can’t do it – keep going. Don’t quit. Don’t quit, because a month from now you will be that much closer to your goal than you are now. Yesterday you said tomorrow. Make today count.” ―Anonymous
  1. “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” ―Irish Proverb
  1. “What one can be, one must be.” ―Abraham Maslow
  1. “Do a little more than you’re paid to. Give a little more than you have to. Try a little harder than you want to. Aim a little higher than you think possible, and give a lot of thanks to God for health, family, and friends.” ―Art Linkletter
  1. “Never shy away from the challenges of life. Never give up on chasing your dreams.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Anything is possible. Anything can be.” ―Shel Silverstein

Success Quotes For School Students

Success is not a one-night story but a collection of lessons learned over a long period. It is a result of experiences gained by taking up responsibility and leadership roles. Explore the following success quotes for school students.

  1. “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” ―Abraham Lincoln
  1. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” ―Aristotle
  1. “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” ―Larry Bird
  1. “The years teach much the days never know.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “You don’t need to be the smartest person in the room to be destined for success.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” ―Audrey Hepburn
  1. “Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.” ―Shakuntala Devi
  1. “You have greatness inside of you.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ―Helen Keller
  1. “Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you.” ―John Green
  1. “Dream big if you want to be successful in life.” ―Anonymous
  1. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ―Winston Churchill
  1. “To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.” ―T.S. Eliot
  1. “Everything is a learning process: any time you fall over, it’s just teaching you to stand up the next time.” ―Joel Edgerton
  1. “Nothing is off limits. Everything is within reach.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” ―Pele

  1. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ―Winston Churchill
  1. “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” ―Epictetus
  1. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” ―Chinese Proverb
  1. “To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” ―Emily Dickensen
  1. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy- I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” ―Art Williams
  1. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ―Robert Collier
  1. “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” ―Les Brown
  1. “Even if you don’t see yourself as a success right now, if you’re committed to learning – success is just a matter of time.” ―Anonymous
  1. “I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” ― Estée Lauder
  1. “You always pass failure on the way to success.” ―Mickey Rooney
  1. “Whatever your position is, imagination allows you to see what is not there, and therefore be builders of a new and improved reality.” ―Anonymous
  1. “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ―Michael Jordan
  1. “When you think about your goals and dreams, what do you need to learn to make it happen? Commit to the learning process.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.” ―Henry Ford

Positive School Quotes For Kids

A positive attitude helps increase confidence and fosters productivity. Here are some positive school quotes that teach teamwork, kindness, empathy, respect, and more.

  1. “No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” ―Wolfgang Riebe
  1. “We all can dance when we find music we love.” ―Giles Andreae

  1. “I’m not going to school just for academics. I wanted to share ideas, and be around people who are passionate about learning.” ―Emma Watson
  1. “You are not here to be perfect, you are here to be you.” ―Anonymous
  1. “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” ―Kurt Vonnegut
  1. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ―Confucious
  1. “But the more we all stuck together, the more outside layers fell off, revealing that we all have insecurities, fears, and dreams. And that’s perfectly normal. That’s how God made us.” ―Allyson Kennedy
  1. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” ―Dr. Seuss
  1. “The more you give away the happier you become.” ―Anonymous
  1. “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” ―Brian Herbert
  1. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ―Brigham Young
  1. “Use each moment to love yourself and to become better.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” ―Conan O’Brien
  1. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ―Theodore Roosevelt
  1. “Be who you are and you will attract the right people around you.” ―Anonymous
  1. “In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It’s their normal life. But in other parts of the world, we are starving for education…it’s like a precious gift. It’s like a diamond.” ―Malala Yousafzai
  1. “Being kind is never wasted.” ―Anonymous
  1. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ―George Eliot

  1. “So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.” ―Dr. Seuss
  1. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” ―Richard Branson
  1. “Make each day your masterpiece.” ―John Wooden
  1. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.” ―E.B. White
  1. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ―Milton Berle
  1. “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” ―Edward Everett Hale
  1. “All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think.” ―Ken Robinson
  1. “Don’t stress. Do your best. Forget the rest.” ―Anonymous
  1. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ―Albert Einstein
  1. “We know what we are but know not what we may be.” ―Shakespeare
  1. “We grow great by dreams.” ―Woodrow Wilson
  1. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “Don’t be afraid to use your imagination.” ―Anonymous

School Farewell Quotes For Students

A school farewell is a special day that children will reminisce about for a very long time. Check out these school farewell quotes for students.

  1. “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ―A.A. Milne
  1. “Take your risks now. As you grow older, you become more fearful and less flexible.” ―Amy Poehler

  1. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ―Confucious
  1. “What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends.” ―J. J. Watt
  1. “It’s good to have an end to journey toward, but it’s the journey that matters in the end.” ―Ursula K. LeGuin
  1. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” ―Albert Einstein
  1. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ―Dr. Seuss
  1. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ―Carl Bard
  1. “We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.” ―Carol Burnett
  1. “High school is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship – nor, contrary to popular belief, an anarchic state. High school is a divine-right monarchy. And when the queen goes on vacation, things change.” ―John Green
  1. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” ―Oprah Winfrey
  1. “By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.” ―Clifton Fadiman
  1. “You have brains in your head.
    You have feet in your shoes.
    You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” ―Dr. Seuss
  1. “High school is about finding who you are, because that’s more important than trying to be someone else.” ―Nick Jonas
  1. “Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.” ―Dana Stewart Scott
  1. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” ―Steve Martin
  1. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” ―Henry David Thoreau
  1. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ―Nelson Mandela

  1. “High school is what kind of grows you into the person you are. I have great memories, good and bad, some learning experiences and some that I’ll take with me the rest of my life.” ―Giancarlo Stanton
  1. “May you live all the days of your life.” ―Jonathan Swift
  1. “Go chase your dreams, as you are now ready to face challenges in life.” ―Anonymous
  1. “You have gained all the knowledge, skills and wisdom you need in life. From now it’s all about continuous self improvement.” ―Anonymous
  1. “One day middle school will end and become high school and after that it just becomes life. All those things you think are important now won’t be anymore.” ―Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  1. “In school one learns to ask stupid questions of life.” ―Marty Rubin
  1. “No school without spectacular eccentrics and crazy hearts is worth attending.” ―Saul Bellow
  1. “What feels like the end is often the beginning.” ―Anonymous
  1. “In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” ―Tom Bodett
  1. “What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.” ―Chuck Grassley
  1. “Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” ―Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I create a personalized school quote for my children to encourage and motivate them?

In order to create a personalized school quote for your child, reflect on their strengths and achievements, choose a theme that matches the idea, come up with inspiring phrases, and refine it eventually.

2. How can I use school quotes to motivate my children to attend school regularly?

You can use quotes in various ways, such as writing them on a note and putting them in your child’s lunchbox or in a visible place in your home. You can also discuss these quotes with your child and talk about what they mean to encourage them to see the importance of attending school regularly and working hard to achieve their goals.

3. How do I explain the meaning behind a school quote to my students?

When explaining the meaning behind a school quote to students, offer background information and simplify any complicated concepts or language. Foster healthy conversation by asking open-ended questions and establishing connections between the quote and real-life situations pertinent to their education and personal lives.

4. How can I incorporate school quotes into my lesson plans in a meaningful way?

When including school quotes in lesson plans, choose quotes relevant to the lesson’s objectives. Then, introduce the quote, discuss its significance, encourage students to interpret it, and establish connections to the topic.

5. Can educational quotes help motivate children who struggle with learning?

Yes, educational quotes can be a source of inspiration for children who struggle with learning. In addition, motivational quotes can offer encouragement, reinforce the importance of perseverance, and cultivate a positive outlook toward their educational journey.

It is not uncommon for parents to struggle to send your children to school. Use these inspirational and motivational school quotes for kids to teach them the importance and fun of attending school. The school lays the foundation for an informed and responsible individual. So if your children throw a tantrum every morning before school, these quotes will provide them the encouragement to attend school. Stick a post-it note every morning or text them, and you will see them all excited and looking forward to school every day.

Infographic: Inspiring School Quotes For Kids

School is where children learn the most important lessons of their lives. But there might be times when they might resist going. That’s when you can share the below-mentioned quotes to help them understand the importance of going to school and how it will affect their lives. So share the infographic with your little one and save it for others.

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