9 Best Back-to-School Quotes

For those of you heading back to school, or those who just want to brush up on some motivating quotes about wisdom, we've rounded up our favorite quotes from MAKERS and other influential women.

1. "Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom." –Oprah Winfrey

2. "Education is the most powerful tool countries have for boosting economic growth, increasing prosperity and forging more just, peaceful and equitable societies. Where educational deprivation exists, it breeds conflict and enables repression." –Wendy Kopp

3. "When you leave here today you should be smarter than you were when you got here, because smart is what you get, not what you are." –Asenath Andrews

4. "Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one ook, and one pen can change the world." —Malala Yousafzai

5. "A good education is another name for happiness." —Ann Plato

6. "Countries can't develop if girls aren't given the kind of education that they need." —President Barack Obama

7. "I was scattered like any college kid is, but it turned out that I loved journalism. I was good at both writing and economics, so I made a career out of it." —Maria Bartiromo

8. "Women have to be active listeners and interrupters — but when you interrupt, you have to know what you are talking about." —Madeleine Albright

9. "I came to understand the value of education, not just to enable me to make a good living, but to enable me to make a worthwhile life." —Ruth Simmons

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