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Back To School Sayings and Phrases

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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams

Education is the movement from darkness to light. ~Allan Bloom

There are three good reasons to be a teacher – June, July, and August. ~Author Unknown

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Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire. ~William Butler Yeats

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ~Victor Hugo

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. ~Mohammed

Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do. ~Margaret Laurence

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. ~Abbé Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. ~Author Unknown

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

You can get all A’s and still flunk life. ~Walker Percy

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

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. ~Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. ~Robert Maynard Hutchins

Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. ~William Haley

Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs. ~Martin H. Fischer

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job. ~Donald D. Quinn

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~Malcolm S. Forbes

Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use? It’s nice to be number one, but we can fix that. All we need to do is start the war on education. If it’s anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we’ll all be hooked on phonics. ~Leighann Lord

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. ~Martin H. Fischer

You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate him. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated. ~Al McGuire

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. ~Bishop Mandell Creighton

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. ~Doug Larson

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life. ~Ernest Renan, Souvenirs d’enfance et de jeunesse, 1883

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

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ~Alvin Toffler

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. ~Oscar Wilde, “The Critic as Artist,” 1890

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

I am what the librarians have made me with a little assistance from a professor of Greek and a few poets. ~Bernard Keble Sandwell

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

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. ~Thomas Szasz

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. ~Aristotle

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. ~Peter Drucker

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools. ~Author Unknown

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. ~Edward Everett

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~Clay P. Bedford

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. ~Author Unknown

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin as “Edith Ann”

When the student is ready, the master appears. ~Buddhist Proverb

Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed. ~Robert Gallagher

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. ~John W. Gardner

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. ~Mortimer Adler

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. ~Daniel J. Boorstin, Democracy and Its Discontents

A cross-eyed teacher can keep twice the number of children in order than any other, because the pupils do not know who she’s looking at. ~Four Hundred Laughs: Or, Fun Without Vulgarity, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble, 1902

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you. ~Erma Bombeck

It doesn’t make much difference what you study, as long as you don’t like it. ~Finley Peter Dunne

The founding fathers… provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can’t take you and industry can’t take you. ~John Updike, The Centaur, 1963

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age? ~Erich Fromm

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. ~Albert Einstein

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later. ~Dana Stewart Scott

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

A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep. ~W.H. Auden

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~John Dewey

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. ~Kahlil Gibran

Best Friends Sayings & Phrases

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That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours. ~Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. ~Flavia Weedn

Talking to your best friend is sometimes all the therapy you need. ~Author Unknown

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Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life. ~Sare and Cate

If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. ~Author Unknown

You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job. ~Laurence J. Peter

A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. ~Lois Wyse

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author Unknown

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends. ~Virginia Woolf

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. ~Katherine Mansfield

A bosom friend — an intimate friend, you know — a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul. ~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

No road is long with good company. ~Turkish Proverb

I started collecting these quotations for and about best friends way before “besties” was even a word, heck, even way before the already antiquated BFF. In fact, The Quote Garden was the first website to offer a section devoted to best friend quotes. But no matter the vocabulary, the sentiments are the still the same as they were years ago. And just like friendships, words will either grow better with time or fade away. Here I present a compilation of quotes that I hope plucks a heartstring whether the author is from centuries past or centuries anew. I love my friends! —tεᖇᖇ¡·g, March 2014

Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. ~Emily Kimbrough

You can always tell when two people are best friends because they are having more fun than it makes sense for them to be having. ~Author Unknown

There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship. ~Author Unknown

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart. ~Attributed to Heather Pryor

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. ~Henry David Thoreau

Best friends don’t necessarily have to talk every day. They don’t even need to talk for weeks. But when they do, it’s like they never stopped talking. ~Author Unknown

Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nothing compares to the pain of a belly ache from laughing too hard with your best friend. ~Author Unknown

A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you’ll never smile again. ~Author Unknown

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. ~Plautus

There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul. ~Edith Wharton

Hold a true friend with both your hands. ~Nigerian Proverb

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. ~William Penn

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Craik

Best friends? Well, I guess you could call us that but I think we are more like sisters. ~Author Unknown

Best friends: it’s a promise, not a label. ~Author Unknown

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. ~Anaïs Nin

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. ~George MacDonald

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. ~Oprah Winfrey

In my friend, I find a second self. ~Isabel Norton

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. ~Swedish Proverb

Best friend: someone you can only stay mad at for so long because you have important things to talk about. ~Author Unknown

Friendship isn’t a big thing — it’s a million little things. ~Author Unknown

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. ~Author Unknown

Best friends make the good times better and the hard times easier. ~Author Unknown

Best Friends can turn a horrible day, into one of the best days of your life. ~Nathanael Richmond

A stranger stabs you in the front. A friend stabs you in the back. A boyfriend stabs you in the heart. Best friends poke each other with straws. ~Author Unknown

I felt it shelter to speak to you. ~Emily Dickinson

Yes we are [friends] and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn’t mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often. I don’t want to lose this happy space where I have found someone who is smart and easy and doesn’t bother to check her diary when we arrange to meet. ~Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body, 1992

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should. ~Author Unknown

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. ~Mencius

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. ~Grace Pulpit

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. ~Dave Tyson Gentry

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. ~William Blake

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have been friends together
In sunshine and in shade.
~Caroline Sheridan Norton

That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart. ~Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had. ~Author Unknown

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. ~Toni Morrison, Beloved

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. ~Arnold H. Glasgow

Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, and somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends. ~Author Unknown

The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away. ~Barbara Kingsolver

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian Proverb

A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself. ~Frances Ward Weller

Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you. ~Author Unknown

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh!” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” ~A.A. Milne

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked. ~Author Unknown

Friends are relatives you make for yourself. ~Eustache Deschamps

Let’s swear each with our pinky
We’ll be the best of friends
Until we are old and wrinkly!
~Author Unknown

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. ~Aristotle

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck, Answer Without Ceasing

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. ~John Leonard

Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there. ~Author Unknown

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~Donna Roberts

Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say. ~Author Unknown

Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend. ~Bill Watterson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. ~Marlene Dietrich

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. ~Author Unknown

Administrative Professionals Day Sayings

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Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. ~Doug Larson

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you. ~Author Unknown

You’re no good unless you are a good assistant; and if you are, you’re too good to be an assistant. ~Martin H. Fischer

Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune. ~Sam Walton

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. ~William James

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward

As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold. ~Author Unknown

It’s always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. ~Author Unknown

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. ~John G. Pollard

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. ~Joseph Addison

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. ~William Shakespeare

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. ~Author Unknown

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was. ~Author unknown, but probably a secretary!

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. ~William Makepeace

How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~George Elliston

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ~Voltaire

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. ~James Allen

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. ~Douglas Adams

Funny Thanksgiving Sayings and Jokes

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Looking for some funny and hilarious Thanksgiving sayings? Here we are with this list of super funny Thanksgiving sayings. Sayings thanks can be done in a funny way too, who said the opposite? Enjoy!

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A poultry farmer was experimenting to breed turkeys with more legs for greater profits. Finally, he succeeded. While narrating the results to his friends, he told them, “The turkey I bred had six legs!” His friends who had got quite excited, eagerly asked, “What about the taste?” The father said with a long-drawn face, “Do you think it is so easy to catch it?”

What would you get if you crossed a Pilgrim with a type of cracker?
A Pilgraham

What do turkeys like to do on sunny days?
They like to go on a peck-nic.

Gobbler said, “Doctor, help me! I can’t stop acting like a turkey!”
“I see,” said the doctor. “How long have you had this problem?”
“Let me think a second. Mom laid the egg in 1954…”

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked the stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?”
The stock boy answered, “No ma’am, they’re dead.”

What did the little turkey say to the big turkey?
“Peck” on someone your own size!

What did the mother turkey say to her disobedient children?
If your father could see you now, he’d turn over in his gravy!

Why did the police arrest the turkey?
They suspected it of fowl play

Why did they let the turkey join the band?
Because he had the drumsticks.

How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey?
One, but you really have to squeeze him in!

Why was the dog chasing the band in the Thanksgiving parade?
He wanted to bury the trombones.

I was going to serve sweet potatoes with Thanksgiving dinner, but I sat on them.
So what are you serving now?
Squash.

Why can’t you take a turkey to church?
Because they use such FOWL language.

Teacher: “Why do we have a Thanksgiving holiday?”
Student: “So we know when to start Christmas shopping!”

How did Albert Einstein celebrate Thanksgiving?
He was very thinkful.

Asked to write a composition entitled, “What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving,”
A student wrote, “I am thankful that I’m not a turkey.”

Why did the turkey eat his meal so quickly?
Because he was a gobbler.

What do you get if you cross a pointy black hat and some leftover turkey?
A Witch-bone

What do you get after eating way too much turkey and dressing?
Dessert, of course

Why did the monster get a ticket at Thanksgiving dinner?
He was exceeding the feed limit!

What do you get when you cross a turkey with an octopus?
Enough drumsticks for Thanksgiving.

What would you get if you crossed Thanksgiving and Easter?
Feaster Sunday

What did the turkey say before it was roasted?
Boy! I’m stuffed!

What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
He got the stuffing knocked out of him.

Why did the turkey sit on the tomahawk?
To try to hatchet!

If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for?
Their age

How does a Turkey drink her wine?
In a gobble-let!

What do turkeys use to clean themselves?
They use “feather dusters”

Why did Johnny get such low grades after Thanksgiving?
Because everything is marked down after the holidays.

What did the monster say to the Thanksgiving turkey?
Pleased to eat you .

Cute Thanksgiving Sayings

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Cute Thanksgiving sayings you can use to wish your loved ones for this Thanksgiving. These sayings can specially be used by kid’s to wish elders.

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How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness; they draw people. ~ Sir John Templeton

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song. ~ Konrad von Gesner

Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends. So once in every year we throng, upon a day apart to praise the Lord with feast and song in thankfulness of heart. ~ Courtland Milloy

A humble pie, a delicious turkey
And with you by my side
I feel the most lucky.
Thank You
~ Anonymous.

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now. ~ A. W. Tozer

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. ~ Gerald Good

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. ~ William Shakespeare

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~ W. T. Purkiser

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year – and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God. ~ Ray Stannard Baker

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. ~ Edward Sandford Martin

By this very sweet pie, I shall not lie that you are the sweetest I know and thank you ever and evermore ~ Anonymous.

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. ~ Gerald Good

Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home. ~ Wilbur D. Nesbit

So once in every year we throng upon a day apart, to praise the Lord with feast and song in thankfulness of heart. ~ Arthur Guiterman

Biblical and Christian Thanksgiving Sayings

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If you’re Christian, or maybe even a religious person irrespective of your religion, these Christian and Biblical Thanksgiving sayings are handpicked specially for you. Have your pick and wish a pious Thanksgiving to your family and friends. As usual if you want to add any saying missing here, feel free to comment below. (more…)