Dr. Seuss’s Quotes Are Life Lessons For Children And Adults Alike

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I know you have heard of Dr. Seuss, the famous writer of children’s books such as “The Cat In The Hat” and “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” I have listed some of the best of Dr. Seuss’s Quotes that help teach life lessons. But first, I want to talk about Dr. Seuss and who he was. Just a bit, and then you can get right to quotes.

Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904, as Theodor Seuss Geisel. His mom’s maiden name was Seuss which is the name he adopted for his writing pen name.

Dr. Seuss began as an illustrative cartoonist which was pretty cool for him because when he began to write, he illustrated his own books. It was his illustrations, as well as his incredible words, that made him famous.

Dr. Seuss taught children and adults alike how to live life with his catchy words that hold a message for all.

Dr. Seuss’s Life Lessons

Horton Hatches the Egg

Dr. Seuss Quotes From His Books For Kids, For You, Life Lesson i sit on an egg

I’ll sit on your egg and I’ll try not to break it. I’ll stay and be faithful. I mean what I say.”

Dr Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson should not

“He should not be here, ” said the fish in the pot. ” he should not be here when your mother is not.”

Dr Seuss

Happy Birthday to You!

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson today you are

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

Dr Seuss

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson succeed

“And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”

Dr Seuss

The Lorax

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson unless someone cares

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Dr Seuss

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson brains

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

Dr Seuss

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson why fit in

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

Dr Seuss

I Can Read with My Eyes Shut

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson eyes shut

“There are so many things you can learn about, but You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

Dr Seuss

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson thin

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

Dr Seuss

Horton Hears a Who

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson proved

“They’ve proved they ARE persons, no matter how small. And their whole world was saved by the Smallest of All!”

Dr Seuss

Yertle the Turtle

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson all mine

“All mine!” Yertle cried. “Oh, the things I now rule! / I’m king of a cow! And I’m king of a mule!” 

Dr Seuss

I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!

Dr. Seuss Quotes Life Lesson read

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr Seuss

Cat In The Hat

magic

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

Dr Seuss

Happy Birthday to You

happen

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”

Dr Seuss

Horton Hears A Who

I meant what I said

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!”

Dr Seuss

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

today is gone

“Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

Dr Seuss

Fox In The Socks

don't give up

“Don’t give up! I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small!

Dr Seuss

The Foot Book

in the house

“In the house, and on the street, How many, many feet you meet.”

Dr Seuss

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

from here to there

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Dr Seuss

The King’s Stilts

when they played

“And when they played they really PLAYED. And when they worked they really WORKED.”

Dr Seuss

Thidwick the Big-hearted Moose

Dr. Seuss Quotes From His Books For Kids, For You, Life Lesson for a host

For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.

Dr Seuss

You’re Only Old Once! (first adult book at age 78)

pretty good shape

“You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.”

Dr Seuss
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This last quote is Dr. Seuss’s first adult book he wrote at the age of 78. But when I read through all of these quotes, I feel he was writing to both adults and children alike. His life lessons are a good example to follow for the young and old.

Each quote has the ability to mean something different for each person. You can use each one to improve yourself and learn. But if you don’t want to admit they may be for you, just sit down and read these books to your kiddos and absorb all the lessons you teach to them. It works, for I have done it myself.

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