School Sayings and Quotes

When you’re young, school can seem like a necessary evil. But learning is more than just sitting in class all day. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful school quotes.

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.     

Victor Hugo

School prepares you for the real world... which also bites.     

Jim Benton

What is the most important thing one learns in school? Self-esteem, support, and friendship.      

Terry Tempest Williams

It is not who you attend school with but who controls the school you attend.     

Nick Giovanni

School is a place that provides education and education is the key to life.      


The fundamental purpose of school is learning, not teaching.     

Richard DuFour

In school, you learn how to learn.     


I think school is a place where thinking should be taught.     

Edward de Bono

You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.     

Henry Ford

It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new.     

Sophia Loren

Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.     

Horace Mann

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.     

Robert Frost

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.     

Edgar W. Howe

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

Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else.     

James E. Faust

What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.     

Harold Howe

School made us 'literate' but did not teach us to read for pleasure.     

Ambeth R. Ocampo

School should be the best party in town.     

Peter Kline

There's no use going to school unless your final destination is the library.     

Ray Bradbury

The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We don't stop going to school when we graduate.     

Carol Burnett

I'm not going to school just for the academics - I wanted to share ideas, to be around people who are passionate about learning.     

Emma Watson

Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.     

Mark Twain

I never let my schooling interfere with my education.     

Mark Twain

There is a grave defect in the school where the playground suggests happy and classroom disagreeable thoughts.     

John Spalding

If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work.     

Richard Livingstone

You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life.     

Emo Philips

We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school.     

Evelyn Waugh

The pathway to educational excellence lies within each school.     

Terrance Deal

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.     

Benjamin Franklin