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Back to School Quotes

Updated on June 16, 2011

Back to School Quotes for Everybody

Whether you are a teacher or a student, love education and learning or hate school passionately, you will find quotes about education to agree with here in these famous back to school quotes.

There are funny quotes about school, quotes for students that dread going back, and quotes for teachers that dread going back as well! And there are also inspirational quotes about the teaching profession and learning in general.

Look for education quotes from the likes of Will Rogers, Mark Twain, Aristotle, Ben Franklin, Oscar Wilde, Albert Einstein, and many more famous people.

Favorite Back to School Quotes

"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army." -Edward Everett

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."  -Aristotle

"A teacher affects eternity." -Henry Brooks Adams

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." -Albert Einstein

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itelf."  -John Dewey

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." -Mark Twain

"As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools."  -Anonymous

"You learn something every day if you pay attention." -Ray LeBlond

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."  -Ben Franklin

"You can get all A's and still flunk life."  - Walker Percy

"Education is the movement from darkness to light." -Allan Bloom

"He who opens a school door, closes a prison." -Victor Hugo

"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense." - Robert G. Ingersoll

"The more you know, the more you think somebody owes you a living." -Will Rogers

"Nothing worth knowing can be taught." -Oscar Wilde

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."  ?

"Knowledge talks, wisdom listens." ?

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      Amy Jensen 4 years ago

      Very interesting quotes, some I had heard of some were new. I loved my son’s comment on going back to school...I can't wait to go to school and find out what I already know!! (5th grade and he had read all of the 'extra' reading books the teacher had for extra credit). If you are getting ready to attend college or your child is, talk with the people at for help in choosing just the right school.

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      As a former Education Administrator, I can relate to these quotes... Great quotes. Thanks for sharing...

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      I enjoyed reading these quotes although I haven't got school kids any more. Thank you.

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      Karen Metz 7 years ago from Michigan

      Oh, I sure can use some of these with my kids in our homeschool! Thank you for the hub!