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Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss was an American poet and author who has written over 46 books. As a child, I remember reading Dr. Seuss’ books that always made me smile.
I still smile at his wordplay. But now, I’m able to appreciate the life lessons in all of Dr. Seuss’ work. How about you? If you have children of your own, which one is their favorite?
Here are some of the best Dr. Seuss quotes on love, life, graduation, writing, and more! Perfect for kids, adults, elephants, and Whos and also for any Grinches who might leave near you.
Famous Dr. Seuss Quotes About Becoming Your Best Self
1.) “Congratulations! Today is your day!” – Dr. Seuss – Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
2.) “You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” – Dr. Seuss on learning.
3.) “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.” – Best Dr. Seuss quote saying about not taking life too seriously.
4.) “If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.” – from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.
5.) “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
6.) “So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life is a great balancing act.” – Dr. Seuss
7.) “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Dr. Seusss book.
8.) “It is opener, out there, in the wide, open air.” – Dr. Seuss
Quotes by Dr. Seuss about the power of a smile
9.) “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss Quotes from His Poems and Children’s Books
11.) “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.” – Dr. Seuss
12.) “Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.” – Dr. Seuss
13.) “Only you can control your future.” – Dr. Seuss quote about the future.
14.) “If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he didn’t!” – Dr. Seuss
15.) “If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss
16.) “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss
17.) “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” – Dr. Seuss discussing reading.
18.) “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss
Quotes by Dr. Seuss about small joys in life
20.) “In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.” – Dr. Seuss
Incredible Dr. Seuss Quotes To Remind You To Have Fun
21.) “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
22.) “You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?” – Dr. Seuss
23.) “It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” – Dr. Seuss
24.) “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!” – Dr. Seuss
25.) “Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” –One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish By Dr. Seuss.
26.) “You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in. 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!” – Dr. Seuss
Quotes by Dr. Seuss about your future
27.) “Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how. If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” – Dr. Seuss
28.) “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness, how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss
29.) “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss
30.) “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.” – Doctor Seuss quote on life.
Dr. Seuss Quotes That Are Full Of Wit and Wisdom
31.) “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who will decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss
32.) “They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” – Dr. Seuss
33.) “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss
34.) “It’s a troublesome world. All the people who are 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.” – Dr. Seuss
Quotes by Dr. Seuss about making things happen
35.) “Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you.” – Dr. Seuss
36.) “Think and wonder, wonder and think.” – Dr. Seuss
37.) “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss book quotes.
38.) “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” – Dr. Seuss from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
39.) “Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!” – Dr. Seuss
40.) “Simple it’s not, I am afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.” – Dr. Seuss
More Sayings and Quotes by Dr. Seuss
41.) “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
42.) “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss
43.) “There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.” – Dr. Seuss
44.) “I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” – Dr. Seuss about equality.
45.) “All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot.” – Dr. Seuss
46.) “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” – Dr. Seuss and the future,
47.) “I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.” – Dr. Seuss
48.) “Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!” – Famous Dr. Seuss mountain quote in “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
49.) “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It is not. And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” – Dr. Seuss
50.) “Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.” – Dr. Seuss