Back-to-School Quotes

Barbara J. Feldman

The exciting back-to-school season is upon us, and what better way to get ourselves in the mood than with wisdom and humor. Whether you are looking for something for a school report, a bulletin board, or dinner table discussion, you’ll surely hit pay dirt with today’s selection of pithy sayings.

  • Brainy Quote: School Quotes5 stars

    "My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors." Maya Angelo. With fourteen pages of school quotes, Brainy Quotes is the largest of today's back-to-school quote collections. Additional quotes can be perused by topic, keyword, author, or search function.

  • Brownielocks: Teaching Quotes4 stars

    "The only educational aspect of television is that it put's the repair man's kids through college." Joan Welsh. For thirty years, Brownielocks has been collecting inspirational and funny quotes about school, students, the education system and teaching. This long page contains her favorites.

  • The Quotations Page: Education5 stars

    "It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated." Alec Bourne. The Quotations Page has forty-eight quotes in their Education section, and suggests related topics of Learning, Knowledge and Teaching. In addition to quotations organized by topic, you can also explore by author, or enjoy a daily random quote. With free registration, you can save favorite quotes and email quotes to friends.

  • The Quote Garden: Back to School4 stars

    "The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." Sydney J. Harris. Although the author attributions on these back-to-school quotes are not clickable (i.e. there is not a page dedicated to each author) there are related Quote Garden categories to explore: Children, Learning, Parents, Teachers, and Stress. Yup, stress is a natural by-product of back-to-school activities!

  • Thinkexist: School Quotes5 stars

    "The difference between school and life? 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. Each quote at Thinkexist is tagged with multiple topics, providing an easy way to explore the site. The Bodett quote, for example, is categorized under School, Experience, Education and Life. Free membership offers a personal quote box for storage of your favorite quotes, organized by chapters.

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

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  • Feldman, Barbara. "Back-to-School Quotes." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 12 Aug. 2014. Web. 4 Dec. 2014. < >.

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  • By . Originally published August 12, 2014. Last modified August 13, 2014.

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