First Day Of School Sayings and Quotes

The first day of school carries so much excitement and anticipation. Although it can be a struggle corralling children in the morning, most parents feel a sense of pride hitting this milestone – snapping photos to mark the occasion. Celebrate with the collection of wise, inspirational and humorous first day of school quotes below.

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

Harry Wong

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

Jenny McCarthy

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 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

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

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

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

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

John Ruskin

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.     

Victor Hugo

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

George Bernard Shaw

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


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

The first day of school is our second New Year’s. It is our day to make resolutions, to look backward to former lapses and triumphs and to look ahead, usually with a mix of anxiety and hope, to the year to come.      

Mark Edmundon

I'm not going.     

Kate Berube

My memories on my first day of school included the classic never-ending search for that one classroom that did not seem to exist.     

Sean C. Cusak

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

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.     

Chinese Proverb

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


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

Arabella Weir

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.     


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

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

Francis Bacon

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

Winifred C. Marshal

School success is not predicted by a child’s fund of facts or a precocious ability to read as much as by emotional and social measures.      

Daniel Goleman

You come here for one thing and one thing only, and that is to learn. I used to spend a lot of my life waiting for the day I could quit school, but then came to realize that so long as we are alive we never leave school. Life is a series of high schools, one after the other.     


Time to rise. Time for school! Open your eyes.      

Tammie Jones