45 Dr Seuss Quotes That You Should Live Your Life By

On March 2nd, we celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. It is the wonderful day on which this wondrous man who shaped the childhoods of so many was born.

 

A lot of people, myself included, know Dr. Seuss as the man who rhymed words like ‘cat’ and ‘hat’, and filled our childhood with these wonderfully kooky characters that spoke in rhyme. Those wonderful characters that brought so much joy to our childhood is what Dr. Seuss is best known for.

 

But Dr. Seuss did so much more than just rhyme words like ‘cat’ and ‘hat’. Dr. Seuss’ real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, and he was a very intelligent man with a lot of words of wisdom.

 

Listed below are 45 incredibly wise quotes from Theodor Seuss Geisel. I thought that looking back on some of his wise words might be a nice way to celebrate his birthday. I hope that you enjoy it.

 

Oh… And one more thing… Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

 

 

 


 

 

1)   “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

2)   “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

3)   “If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

4)   “From there to here, from here to there. Funny things are everywhere.” – Dr Seuss

 

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5)   “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

6)   “You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may!” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

7)   “When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.” – Dr Seuss

 

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8)   “When you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.” – Dr Seuss

 

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9)   “Simple it’s not, I am afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.” – Dr Seuss

 

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10)   “A person’s a person. No matter how small.” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

11)   “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

12)   “I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, Happy Birthday to me!” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

13)   “Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it.” – Dr Seuss 

 

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14)   “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr Seuss  

 

 


 

 

15)   “Only you can control your future.” – Dr Seuss  

 

 


 

 

16)   “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

17)   “THINK! You can THINK any think you please…” – Dr Seuss  

 

 


 

 

18)   “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

19)   “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are easy.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

20)   “It is better to know how to learn than to know.” – Dr Seuss  

 

 


 

 

21)   “So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

22)   “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 

 

 


 

 

23)   “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 

 

 


 

 

24)   “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!” – Dr Seuss  

 

 


 

 

25)   “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 

 

 


 

 

26)   “I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

27)   “Everything stinks until it’s finished.” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

28)   “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

29)   “Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you.” – Dr Seuss  

 

 


 

 

30)   “Think and wonder, wonder and think.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

31)   “Oh, the things you will find if you don’t stay behind.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

32)   “Step with care and great tact. And remember that life is a great balancing act.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

33)   “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

34)   “Be who you are and say what you mean. Because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

35)   “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

36)   “You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

37)   “Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing’s going to change. It’s not.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

38)   “If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” – Dr Seuss

 

 


 

 

39)   “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who will decide where to go…” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

40)   “Today I shall behave, as if this is a day I will be remembered.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

41)   “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

42)   “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

43)   “And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! 98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

44)   “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


 

 

45)   “Kid, you’ll move mountains!” – Dr Seuss 

 

 


Did you read Dr. Seuss growing up? What are some of your favorite Doctor Seuss quotes? Do you have any funny childhood memories or stories that are related to Dr. Seuss? Let me know. I love hearing from you. 🙂