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Dr. Seuss Quotes

Lessons Learned from Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss had a wonderful way with his words.  He managed to say, in a sentence or two, how to live with more life, or how to be more like you.

This is my collection of Dr. Seuss quotes to put his wisdom and words at your finger tips.

Top 10

  1. Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
  2. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
  3. Only you can control your future.
  4. So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
  5. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
  6. Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
  7. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
  8. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
  9. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.
  10. You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Aloneness

  • All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot.
  • I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.
  • You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

Balance

  • So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act.
  • Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.

Be Yourself

  • Be awesome! Be a book nut!
  • If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he disn’t.
  • Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
  • You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?
  • You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.

Challenges

  • I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
  • I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.
  • It’s a troublesome world. All the people who’re in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.

Christmas

  • Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more …

Everybody Deserves a Shot

  • A person’s a person, no matter how small.
  • I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
  • Kid, you’ll move mountains!  Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!”

Fun

  • Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
  • From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
  • I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
  • If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
  • I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.
  • It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.
  • Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.

Life Happens

  • If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.
  • I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.
  • Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you.

Make Things Happen

  • Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!
  • There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.
  • Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.
  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

Positivity

  • And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!
  • If you keep your eyes open enough, oh the stuff you will learn. Oh the most wonderful stuff.
  • It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air.
  • Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.
  • You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.

Simplicity

  • Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

Thinking

  • Think and wonder, wonder and think.
  • Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!

Time Flies

  • How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
  • They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!
  • Think and wonder, wonder and think.

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  1. “And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” – LOVE it! It’s hard to beat Dr. Seuss when it comes to feeling good about yourself. Imagine what kind of a world we would have lived in had he given up after all those early rejections of children’s books.

  2. JD says:

    @ Bryan — Yeah, I owe a lot to Dr. Seuss. He inspired my confidence early on, with classics like “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

    Between Dr. Seuss and The Little Engine that Could, they are worth their weight in gold for building a firm foundation of attitude and fortitude for life. What a great way to start.

  3. Alik Levin says:

    I’d make #4 to #1. It’s really one of those that make “less is more” real.

  4. Hilary says:

    Hi JD .. it’s great to have Dr Seuss’ quotes here for us to refer back to – as he’s American! I didn’t come across him til recently .. and somewhere along the line I’ll catch up and experience his words and wisdom .. Thanks for adding them to your ‘Great Quote’ tab ..

    Cheers Hilary

  5. JD says:

    @ Alik — I like how he lived is principle of precision.

    @ Hilary — Dr. Seuss was a leader in personal empowerment. If there’s one book you read, check out Oh, the Places You’ll Go. It’s a timeless classic.