Life Lessons from Dr Seuss

(a collection of quotes from Dr Seuss)

  • 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!
  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
  • From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere! (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)
  • 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. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
  • Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
  • You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. 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!)
  • All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot! (Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and The Lorax)
  • Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.  (Happy Birthday to You!)
  • A person’s a person, no matter how small. (Horton Hears a Who!)
  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. (The Lorax)
  • Only you can control your future.
  • Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
  • Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.
  • If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
  • Being crazy isn’t enough.
  • You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)
  • Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.
  • When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.
  • Think and wonder, wonder and think.
  • You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!)
  • If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.
  • Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!
  • ….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!)
  • ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pacyderm! (Horton Hears a Who!)
  • Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!)
  • I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
  • And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!)
  • Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.