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Dr. Seuss was a literary genius. His intelligence, wit, and talent for translating complex concepts into simple cartoons are what helped him sell over 600 million copies of children’s books. Growing up as a child who read a lot of books, Dr. Seuss was always a staple in my collection. Books such as “The Cat in the Hat”, “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” and “Green Eggs and Ham” even today bring back those warm fuzzy feelings I got when I read them as a child. Back then I simply enjoyed the wordplay and bright illustrations but it was in my late teens when I began to truly appreciate the powerful quotes and gems hidden throughout Dr. Seuss’s writing.

Over the years, I have learned a lot of helpful things from Dr. Seuss and I feel through his writing, Dr. Seuss has been an amazing role model for me. While his stories are usually non-fiction, the messages and themes in them are very applicable to day-to-day life. His words and quotes if reflected over can really help in bringing a positive change in your life.

This is a hand-picked collection of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes which inspire and motivate me up to this day and I am confident they will inspire you too!

45 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Will Inspire & Teach You New Lessons:

  1. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss
  2. And will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.) – Dr. Seuss
  3. 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
  4. If things start happening. Don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along and you’ll start happening too. – Dr. Seuss
  5. Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act. – Dr. Seuss
  6. Why fit in when you were born to stand out? – Dr. Seuss
  7. Unless someone like YOU cares a whole awful lot. NOTHING is going to get better. – Dr. Seuss
  8. Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh. The things you can think up if you only try. – Dr. Seuss
  9. People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love. – Dr. Seuss
  10. Everything stinks till it’s finished. – Dr. Seuss
  11. Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you. – Dr. Seuss
  12. And the turtles, of course… all the turtles are FREE as turtles and maybe, ALL creatures should be. – Dr. Seuss
  13. You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And YOU MAY! – Dr. Seuss
  14. Why fit in when you were born to STANDOUT! – Dr. Seuss
  15. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss
  16. From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. – Dr. Seuss
  17. 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. – Dr. Seuss
  18. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So… Get on your way. – Dr. Seuss
  19. A person’s a person. No matter how small. – Dr. Seuss
  20. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. – Dr. Seuss
  21. I meant what I said and I said what I meant. – Dr. Seuss
  22. You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in. – Dr. Seuss
  23. You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. – Dr. Seuss
  24. Don’t give up, I believe in you all. – Dr. Seuss
  25. Think and wonder, wonder and think. – Dr. Seuss
  26. You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. – Dr. Seuss
  27. Kid, you’ll move mountains! – Dr. Seuss
  28. Adults are just outdated children. – Dr. Seuss
  29. Only you can control your future. – Dr. Seuss
  30. 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
  31. Fun is good. – Dr. Seuss
  32. Shout loud, “I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or a ham or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam! – Dr. Seuss
  33. You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. – Dr. Seuss
  34. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. – Dr. Seuss
  35. Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry. – Dr. Seuss
  36. Sometimes you never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory. – Dr. Seuss
  37. I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ‘cause you’ll play against you. – Dr. Seuss
  38. When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad… you should do what I do! Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky! Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you! – Dr. Seuss
  39. Read.
    Read. – Dr. Seuss
  40. If you want to catch beasts you don’t see every day, You have to go places quite out of the way, You have to go places no others can get to. You have to get cold and you have to get wet, too. – Dr. Seuss
  41. A tree falls the way it leans, be careful which way you lean. – Dr. Seuss
  42. You have to be odd to be number one. – Dr. Seuss
  43. Teeth are always in style. – Dr. Seuss
  44. You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
    The Waiting Place… – Dr. Seuss
  45. When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. – Dr. Seuss

Kevin R

Kevin is a freelance author, sports enthusiast and is very passionate about blogging and technology. Being involved in the digital industry for many years, Kevin loves to write about topics that he is passionate about. Kevin was one of the first freelance authors at and continues to contribute today.

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