First Day Of School Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old first day of school quotes, first day of school sayings, and first day of school proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Worst thing is trying to find a good seat on the first day of school.


Waking your kids up for school the first day after a break is almost as much fun as birthing them was.

Jenny McCarthy

The most important day of a person's education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.     

Harry Wong

Sending your child off to school for the first time in their life is terrifying.     

Arabella Weir

I felt abandoned - watching my mum leave me with strangers. I'll never forget that feeling. Then I had very happy years at school.

Claire Sweeney

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.     

Charles Dederich

I wish school was always as laid back as the first day of school is     


I felt like the first day of school or someting. My heart was beating a litttle faster, my anticipation was building up. It was like the first day of school when you go to kindergaten or something.     

Carlos Boozer

You're off to great to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!

Dr. Seuss

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

On the first day of a college you will worry about how will you do inside the college and at the last day of a college you will wonder what will you do outside the college      

Amit Kalantri

School bells are ringing loud and clear; vacation's over, school is here.     

Winifred C. Marshal

First day of school! Wake up! Come on. First day of school.

Finding Nemo

Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time.     

Mark Twain

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.

Dana Stewart Scott

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters.     

George Herbert

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.     

Chinese Proverb

First day of school' how could nemo be excited. I'm more like his dad. 'Five more minutes'.


Why do people cry on the last day of school? You should be crying on the first day of school.


He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.     

John Ruskin

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

George Bernard Shaw

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.

Francis Bacon

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

You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.     

Josephine Baker

The first day of school - The day when the countdown to the last day of the school begins.


The first day of school is always a fashion show, The rest of the school year? A pajama party.


That awkward moment on the first day of school when you'll go in front of the class and introduce yourself.


You learn something every day if you pay attention.     

Ray LeBlond