20 Inspiraional Back to School Quotes for Kids

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Download these 20 inspirational back-to-school quotes for your kids so you can send your kids off to another school year remembering who they are and reminding them of their inner values.

As our children set foot in their classrooms for another year, we want them to know how strong they are.

We want them to know that even when things are bad, they will get better.

And we want them to know that sometimes it’s our attitude that makes all the difference in a tricky situation.

These back-to-school inspiring quotes are available as a free printable download. They work best on card stock, but regular paper works fine, too.

Stick the printable quotes in your kids’ lunchboxes. Slip them in a pocket. Tape onto the bathroom mirror.

I hope these quotes inspire and motivate your children! (And mine.)

20 inspirational back to school quotes

Back to School Quotes for Kids

Whether or not your kids are going back to school in elementary school, middle school, or high school, these inspirational back to school quotes can teach lessons and provide foundational truths for the school year and beyond.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis

Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone’s mean to you all the time.  – Christine Arylo

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.  – Dr. Seuss

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – Dumbledore

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. – Winnie the Pooh

We all must make the choice between what is right and what is easy. – Dumbledore

If people were silent nothing would change. – Malala Yousafz

Back to School Quote for Kids

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — aways see them, for they’re always there. – Norman Vincent Peale

I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you, it’s going to be worth it. – Art Williams

Make yourself proud. – Peter W. Smith

When something goes wrong in your life, just yell, “PLOT TWIST,” and move on. – Unknown

You are allowed to scream. You are allowed to cry. You are allowed to scream. But, you are not allowed to give up. – Unknown

Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates

Be curious, not judgmental. – Walt Whitman

Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way. – Dr. Seuss

If plan A didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. – Unknown

Try not. Do or do not, there is no try. – Yoda

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.  – Buddha

Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do, and at some point, you will. – Venus Williams

Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom. – Oprah Windfrey

Intelligence plus character–that is the true goal of education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.Martin Luther King, Jr.

Most poeple say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. – Albert Einstein

20 inspirational back to school quotes

These back-to-school quotes are great, aren’t they? Do you have any other favorites to add to this list?

How do you encourage your kids to be brave and confident?

Talk with your kids about the back-to-school quotes before or after school.

What do the quotes mean?

Do they apply to your own life?

How do the back-to-school quotes apply at school? at home?

For more ideas, see my post about family journaling with quotes.

Bonus Back-to-School Quotes to Inspire Kids

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe

Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller

It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Louis Carroll

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.  – Woody Allen

Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself. – Harry Potter

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  1. Beautiful quotes, I like that they are about life and do not carry anything wrong. I will repeat them to my child and ask him to read them, at least a couple of times.

  2. Will use these for a weekly text to a grandson who begins middle school soon. Thank you.