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10 Back-to-School Quotes to Motivate and Inspire

Whether you're heading off to school virtually or on campus for the first time - or returning for the next term, there are bound to be times you'll need a bit of inspiration or motivation to keep you on track toward your goals.

Bookmark this page to come back to in those moments and take a some time to reflect on where you are, what you want to achieve and what you've already accomplished in making your way toward the future you desire.

The Transformative Power of Education

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." - Kofi Annan

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." - Sydney J. Harris

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

The Adventure of Learning

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder." - Ralph W. Sockman

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan

"You're off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way." - Dr. Seuss

Your Future

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." -Abraham Lincoln

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Pamme Boutselis is a writer and content director in higher education. Follow her on Twitter @pammeb or connect on LinkedIn.

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