“Don’t forget to give Neville our love!’ Ginny told James as she hugged him.
‘Mum! I can’t give a professor love!’
‘But you know Neville-‘
James rolled his eyes.
‘Outside, yeah, but at school he’s Professor Longbottom, isn’t he? I can’t walk into Herbology and give him love. ”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Inspirational School Quotes for Every Student
From the first day of school to the last, your education is a major part of your life. And trying to sum up all the hard work and fun times can be a little tricky. So, whether you’re looking for the perfect graduation caption or trying to figure out what to write in a yearbook , the following school quotes will help you find the right words. Just pick your favorite from those below, or use them to write a message all your own. With Shutterfly, your kid’s back to school journey will be even more special because you can personalize items with their name and photo, cool graphics, and messages to motivate them.
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High School Quotes
Between the classes, your friends, and all your extracurriculars– there’s a lot going on in high school. Celebrate with the following quotes, and make sure to visit our resource on high school graduation party ideas when you reach the end of the school year!
- “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin
- “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
- “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.” – Regina Brett
- “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
- “What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends.” – J. J. Watt
- “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
- “High school is about finding who you are, because that’s more important than trying to be someone else.” – Nick Jonas
- “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
Back to School Quotes That’ll Motivate You to Get Out of Bed
As we prepare for the new academic year, we’re reminded of the sacrifices that made up so much of the pandemic. And though moving forward we may be filled with fear and doubt, we will learn to continue to adapt and learn in every situation. Whether you’re a student worried about in-person academics, a teacher that had to learn online teaching (be sure to check out these teacher quotes tailored just for you), or parent that had to juggle having your kids in the house again, this new academic year will surely be filled with new challenges and learning opportunities. But, though we may have fear and hesitation, one must always remember the power and importance of education and be resilient throughout every obstacle.
So, as you pick your most comfortable masks and pack up your school supplies, we hope you get inspired with the quotes from iconic legends, from First Lady Jill Biden to Michelangelo. Here, you will find phrases to motivate you to you fight for yourself, make you persevere throughout the obstacles and, most importantly, reflect on the importance of education and school as a whole. Send these to a teacher, parent, or student you know, and we can guarantee a fresh new outlook on what lies ahead!
“You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment.”
“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones
1. We are here to help you.
2. You will have time to get to your class before the bell rings.
3. The dress code will be enforced.
4. No smoking is allowed on school grounds.
5. Our football team will win the championship this year.
6. We expect more of you here.
7. Guidance counselors are always available to listen.
8. Your schedule was created with you in mind.
9. Your locker combination is private.
10. These will be the years you look back on fondly.
1. You will use algebra in your adult lives.
2. Driving to school is a privilege that can be taken away.
3. Students must stay on campus during lunch.
4. The new text books will arrive any day now.
5. Colleges care more about you than your SAT scores.
6. We are enforcing the dress code.
7. We will figure out how to turn off the heat soon.
8. Our bus drivers are highly trained professionals.
9. There is nothing wrong with summer school.
10. We want to hear what you have to say.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
“Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: ‘You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.”
― Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook
“My name is Percy Jackson.
I’m twelve years old. Until a few months ago, I was a boarding student at Yancy Academy, a private school for troubled kids in upstate New York.
Am I a troubled kid?
Yeah. You could say that.”
― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
“Why aren’t you in school? I see you every day wandering around.”
“Oh, they don’t miss me,” she said. “I’m antisocial, they say. I don’t mix. It’s so strange. I’m very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn’t it? Social to me means talking to you about things like this.” She rattled some chestnuts that had fallen off the tree in the front yard. “Or talking about how strange the world is. Being with people is nice. But I don’t think it’s social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you? An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don’t; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film-teacher. That’s not social to me at all. It’s a lot of funnels and lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us it’s wine when it’s not. They run us so ragged by the end of the day we can’t do anything but go to bed or head for a Fun Park to bully people around, break windowpanes in the Window Smasher place or wreck cars in the Car Wrecker place with the big steel ball. Or go out in the cars and race on the streets, trying to see how close you can get to lampposts, playing ‘chicken’ and ‘knock hubcaps.’ I guess I’m everything they say I am, all right. I haven’t any friends. That’s supposed to prove I’m abnormal. But everyone I know is either shouting or dancing around like wild or beating up one another. Do you notice how people hurt each other nowadays?”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451