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62 Best Dr. Seuss Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, was an American author and artist best known for his zany words, silly rhymes, and strange characters. He was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and passed away on September 24, 1991, in La Jolla, California.

62 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Satisfy the Inner Child

Dr. Seuss is well renowned for his charming children’s books and rhymes. The best Dr. Seuss quotes, however, go beyond those from his well-known children’s books, from Oh, the Places You’ll Go! to Green Eggs and Ham, and have relevance for both adults and daily life.

These 62 Dr. Seuss quotes will inspire you to embrace your uniqueness and contain sayings that will make you feel young again. These inspirational quotations from Dr. Seuss are sure to brighten your day.

10 Dr. Seuss Quotes on Life

1. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is Youer than you.” — Dr. Seuss

2. “Only you can control your future.” — Dr. Seuss

3. “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

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

5. “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” — Dr. Seuss

6. “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.” — Dr. Seuss

7. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living—it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” — Dr. Seuss

8. “You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.” — Dr. Seuss

9. “My trouble was I had a mind but I couldn’t make it up!” ― Dr. Seuss

10. “Reading can take you places you have never been before.” — Dr. Seuss

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20 Inspiring Quotes by Dr. Seuss

11. “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

12. “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” ― Dr. Seuss

13. “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” — Dr. Seuss

14. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

15. “Hollywood is not suited for me, and I am not suited for it.” — Dr. Seuss

16. “Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.” ― Dr. Seuss

17. “So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!” — Dr. Seuss

18. “And this mess is so big and so deep and so tall, we cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!” ― Dr. Seuss

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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. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss

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

23. “ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pachyderm!” ― Dr. Seuss

24. “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.” – Dr. Seuss

25. “I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.” ― Dr. Seuss

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26. “If we do not choose, we will end up with none.” — Dr. Seuss

27. “I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.” ― Dr. Seuss

28. “They say I’m old-fashioned and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” – Dr. Seuss

29. “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.” ― Dr. Seuss

30. “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss

20 Dr. Seuss Quotes to live life on your own

31. “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

32. “I don’t care how you go. Just get.” — Dr. Seuss

33. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” — Dr. Seuss

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34. “For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests.” ― Dr. Seuss

35. “Not here, not there, not anywhere!” ― Dr. Seuss

36. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

37. “It’s not about what it is. It’s about what it can become.” — Dr. Seuss

38. “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.” — Dr. Seuss

39. “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” — Dr. Seuss

40. “You have to be odd to be number one.” — Dr. Seuss

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41. “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!” ― Dr. Seuss

42. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think of if only you try!” — Dr. Seuss

43. “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” – Dr. Seuss

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

45. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant.” — Dr. Seuss

46. “It is better to know how to learn than to know.” — Dr. Seuss

47. “It all began with a shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall shouldn’t be there at all.” ― Dr. Seuss

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

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

50. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss

10+ Quotes by Dr. Seuss

51. “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” ― Dr. Seuss

52. “If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! And Isn’t no fun at all. No, he didn’t!” – Dr. Seuss

53. “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss

54. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas… perhaps…means a little bit more!” — Dr. Seuss

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55. “It’s an opener there in the wide open air.” — Dr. Seuss

56. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” — Dr. Seuss

57. “Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.” — Dr. Seuss

58. “Kid, you’ll move mountains.” — Dr. Seuss

59. “And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” — Dr. Seuss

60. “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” — Dr. Seuss

61. “Take every chance, drop every fear.”― Dr. Seuss

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62. “Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.” – Dr. Seuss

To Sum up

Dr. Seuss passed away in 1991 at the age of 87, but his iconic figures and rhymes are still used to this day as fresh generations of kids learn to read and exercise their imaginations.

The above quotations are taken from his books, while others are from interviews, but they are all noteworthy in their own right.


Gauri Singh Thakur
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Hello Readers, I'm Gauri, graduated from Delhi University and have 3 years of experience as proficient content writer. I appreciate writing articles that help readers become better individuals.

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