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25 Inspiring Life Quotes by Dr. Seuss

Last updated on Mar 1st, 2020

25 Inspiring Life Quotes by Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss, pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel, (born March 2, 1904, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. – died September 24, 1991, La Jolla, California, U.S.) was an American writer, cartoonist, and illustrator, known for his playful rhymes and unusual characters.

Geisel wrote more than 60 books throughout his life, many of which are considered classics. Among the most famous are, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), Horton Hatches the Egg (1940), Horton Hears a Who! (1955), The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), and Green Eggs and Ham (1960).

Several of his books have been adapted into feature films, television specials, and television series.

Dr. Seuss won numerous awards for his work, including two Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the 1984 Pulitzer Prize.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go! Quotes)
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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. - Dr. Seuss (The Lorax Quotes)
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Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.The Lorax (1971)
A person's a person, no matter how small. - Dr. Seuss (Horton Hears a Who! Quotes)
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A person’s a person, no matter how small.Horton Hears a Who! (1954)
When things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too. - Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go! Quotes)
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When things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
"Maybe Christmas" he thought, "doesn't come from a store. "Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!" - Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Quotes)
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“Maybe Christmas” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. “Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!”How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957)
If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good. - Dr. Seuss (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Quotes)
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If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)
You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. - Dr. Seuss (I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Quotes)
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You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (1978)
You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go. - Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go! Quotes)
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You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. - Dr. Seuss (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Quotes)
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Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! - Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Thinks You Can Think Quotes)
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Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!Oh, the Thinks You Can Think (1975)
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. - Dr. Seuss (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Quotes)
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From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960)
I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights. - Dr. Seuss (Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Quotes)
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I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights.'Yertle the Turtle' Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1950)
Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. - Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go! Quotes)
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Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
If you read with your eyes shut you're likely to find that the place where you're going is far, far behind. - Dr. Seuss (I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Quotes)
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If you read with your eyes shut you’re likely to find that the place where you’re going is far, far behind.I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (1978)
Open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts! - Dr. Seuss (Horton Hears a Who! Quotes)
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Open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!Horton Hears a Who! (1954)
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. - Dr. Seuss (I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Quotes)
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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (1978)
I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. - Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go! Quotes)
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I’m afraid that some times you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
I meant what I said and I said what I meant... - Dr. Seuss (Horton Hatches the Egg Quotes)
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I meant what I said and I said what I meant…Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed. You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't. - Dr. Seuss (Oh, The Places You'll Go! Quotes)
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You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t.Oh, The Places You'll Go! (1990)
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 Quotes
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You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.On becoming a writer, NY Times (May 21, 1986)
All Alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you'll be quite a lot! - Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go! Quotes)
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All Alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot! Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you're lucky you're not. - Dr. Seuss (Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are Quotes)
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You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are (1973)
It's high time you were shown. That you really don't know all there is to be known. - Dr. Seuss (On Beyond Zebra! Quotes)
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It’s high time you were shown. That you really don’t know all there is to be known.On Beyond Zebra! (1955)
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way! - Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go! Quotes)
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You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! - Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday to You! Quotes)
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Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!Happy Birthday to You! (1959)

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.No source

Misattributed

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Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.Ludwig Jacobowski (More info)
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You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.Anita Merina (More info)