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Remember how hard it was to swap those lazy summer days for early mornings, algebra homework and pop quizzes? The classroom setting may have changed (hello, iPads), but going back to school can still feel like a chore. Here, nine inspirational quotes to motivate your kids for the academic year ahead, so they can reach their full potential (and then some).   

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Quote 1

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

Quote 2

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

Quote 3

“Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

Quote 4

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

Quote 5

“Take your risks now. As you grow older, you become more fearful and less flexible. And I mean that literally. I hurt my knee this week on the treadmill, and it wasn’t even on.” – Amy Poehler

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Quote 6

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Quote 7

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

Quote 8

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

Quote 9

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

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