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
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
“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!
“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
“And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”Dr Seuss
“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!
“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?
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”Dr Seuss
I Can Read with My 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!
“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
“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
“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!
“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
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”Dr Seuss
Happy Birthday to You
“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 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 was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”Dr Seuss
Fox In The Socks
“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, and on the street, How many, many feet you meet.”Dr Seuss
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”Dr Seuss
The King’s Stilts
“And when they played they really PLAYED. And when they worked they really WORKED.”Dr Seuss
Thidwick the Big-hearted Moose
For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.Dr Seuss
You’re Only Old Once! (first adult book at age 78)
“You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.”Dr Seuss
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.