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100+ First Day Of School Quotes For Moms

These first day of school quotes for moms will help you and your kids get ready for the new school year!

As a mom, the first day of school is bittersweet. You are excited for your child to start learning and growing, but you also know that you will miss them being around all the time.

That’s why these back-to-school quotes are perfect for making you feel good when the house feels just a little too empty.

There are so many emotions that go into the first day of school, from excitement to nerves.

As a mom, it’s important to keep in mind that your child is probably feeling a range of emotions, too.

To make the day a little bit easier, use these quotes to remind you why you’re sending them off to school.

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100 Back To School Quotes For Moms

100 first day of school quotes for moms

As the new school year approaches, many mothers are finding themselves in a whirlwind of emotions.

Whether they are excited to see their children grow and learn, or they are feeling anxious about sending them back out into the world, one thing is for sure: mothers everywhere want their children to be successful.

To help send your little ones off with a smile on their face and some encouragement in their hearts, we’ve gathered some of our favorite back to school quotes for moms.

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1.”Sending your child off to school for the first time in their life is terrifying” – Arabella Weir

2. “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” – The Dalai Lama

3. “The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.” – Maria Montessori 

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Quotes About Back To School and New Beginnings

5. “The first day of school is always a fashion show. The rest of the school year? A pyjama party.” – Unknown

6. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” – Taylor Swift

7. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”Charles Dederich

8. “It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

9. “Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams.” – Avina Celeste

10. “Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” -Jonathan Lockwood Huie

11. “New year — a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” -Alex Morritt

12. “Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

13. “Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations.” -Catherine Pulsifer

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

15. “Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” – Prince

16. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S Elliot

17. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”- Senaca

18. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. “– Confucius

19. “The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” -Josiyah Martin

20. “What the new years brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” Vern McLellan

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First Day Of School Quotes For Moms To Help Their Kids

22. “Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already.” -Dave Willis

23. “A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters.” – George Herbert

24. “To raise a child who is comfortable enough to leave you means you’ve done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach how to soar on their own. ” -Unknown

25. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”William Butler Yeats

26. “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

27. “Sometimes you have to do what you don’t love, so that you can do what you love.” – Unknown

28. “In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It’s their normal life. But in other parts of the world, we are starving for education…it’s like a precious gift. It’s like a diamond. “– Malala Yousafzai

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Book Quotes To Ease Worries About The First Day Of School

30. “Whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home, just press your hand to your cheek and think, ‘Mommy loves you. Mommy loves you.’” – The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

31. “I wanted you more than you ever will know, so I sent love to follow wherever you go.” – Wherever you are by Nancy Tillman

32. “Don’t be sad new little llama, it’s ok to miss your mama. But don’t forget when day is through. she will come right back to you” – Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney’

33. “You don’t need to see the invisible string. People who love each other are always connected by a special string made of love”-  The Invisible String by Patrice Karst 

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Back To School Quotes That Make Great Lunch Box Notes

35. “Today is a great day to learn something new”

36. “You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing” 

37. “Its a good day for a good day”

38. “Just keep swimming.” —Finding Nemo

39. “What feels like the end is often the beginning.”

40. “I am not afraid. I was born to do this.” – Joan Of Arc

41. “Mistakes are prove that you are trying”

42. “Be awesome, be amazing, be you”

43. “No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” Wolfgang Riebe

44. “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody”

45. “Make today so awesome yesterday gets jealous.”

46. “You are a rainbow of possibilities”

47. “Work hard, dream big and never give up”

48. “Dreams don’t work unless you do”

49. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”

50. “All things are difficult before they become easy”

51. “You are kind, you are smart, you are important”

52. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

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Famous Quotes About The First Day Of School

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

55. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey

56. “A well educated mind will always have more questions than answers” – Helen Keller

57. “School is cool. That’s why it rhymes.” – Terry Crews

58. “We all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.” – Peter de Vries

59. “It’s one of my favorite seasons of the year: Back to School. As a kid, I loved fresh school supplies, new outfits, the change of seasons, and the chance to crack open a new textbook.” – Dana Perino

60. “Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” – Bill Dodds

61. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” –Albert Einstein

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63. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”Anthony J. D’Angelo

“64. School bells are ringing loud and clear; vacation’s over, school is here” -Winnifred C Marshal

65. “A new school year means new beginnings, new adventures, new friendships, and new challenges. The slate is clean and anything can happen. ” Denise Witmer

66. 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.” – Michelle Obama

67. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”- Albert Einstein

68. “School is not the end but only the beginning of an education.”- Calvin Coolidge

69. “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.” – Steve Irwin
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Inspirational First Day of School Quotes For Moms

71. “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

72. “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

73. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’’Audrey Hepburn

74. “School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside.” ―Lon Watters

75. “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

76. “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey

77. “You’re off to great to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

78. “Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.” – Shakuntala Devi

79. “The most important  day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not graduation day”-Harry Wong

80. “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

81. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey

82. “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” ―Lily Tomlin

83. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” ―Malala Yousafzai

84. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ―Margaret Mead

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Encouraging Back To School Quotes For Moms and Kids

86. “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.” – Regina Brett

87. “Be yourself, love yourself no matter what, no matter what anyone tells you. You don’t have to try to fit in and be someone that you’re not.” – Skai Jackson

88. “You learn something every day if you pay attention.” Ray LeBlond

89. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.”Waybe Huizenga

90. “Everything you don’t know is something you can learn” – Unknown

94. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy- I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams

95. “Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is just show up” – Unknown

96. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

97. “With every book, you go back to school. You become a student. You become an investigative reporter. You spend a little time learning what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes.”- John Irving

98. “Learn as much as you can while you’re young, since life becomes too busy later” – Dana Stewart Scott

99. “If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

100. “Learn to be difficult when it counts. In school as in life, having a reputation for being assertive will help you receive preferential treatment without having to beg or fight for it every time.” – Tim Ferriss

101. “All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think.” – Ken Robinson

102. “The road to freedom, here and everywhere on earth, begins in the classroom.” Hubert Humphrey

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Funny First Day Of School Quotes For Moms 

104. “Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks underwater at the same time.” – Mark Twain

105. “No school without spectacular eccentrics and crazy hearts is worth attending.” – Saul Bellow

106. “As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in schools.”- Unknown

107. “Middle school is kind of like Middle-earth. It’s a magical journey filled with elves, dwarves, hobbits, queens, kings, and a few corrupt wizards. Word to the wise: pick your traveling companions well. “– Kimberly Dana

108. “School is the easiest job you”ll ever have” -Marty Klazmer

109. “Respect your parents, they passed school without Google” – Unknown

110. “Schoolteachers are not fully appreciated by parents until it rains all day Saturday” -Charles E McKenzie

 111. “The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.- Haruki Murakami

112.  “But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.”- Ronald Reagan.

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114. “Everyone in our school has after school activities. Mine is going home.” – David Levithan

115. “My mom thought I went to school to learn, but I really went to school to irritate my teachers!” – Unknown

116.  “In school they told me practice makes perfect. And then they told me nobody’s perfect, so then I stopped practicing.” – Steven Wright

117. Every year, many, many stupid people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you. – John Green

118. Mean girls go far in high school. kind women go far in life by Mandy Hale

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