72 Great Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change the Way You Think

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was an American author and cartoonist well-known to both children and adults alike.

During his lifetime, he wrote 44 best-selling fiction books that continue to hold a special place in several libraries across the world. In all his works, he manages to pack powerful inspirational messages in a few short verses.

Great Dr. Seuss Quotes

Here are 72 celebrated Dr. Seuss quotes that will change your outlook towards life.

1. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

2. “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!”

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

4. “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…”

5. “You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may!”

6. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

7. “In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.”

8. “So, on beyond Z! It’s high time you were shown. That you really don’t know. All there is to be known.”

9. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”

10. “Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.”

11. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

12. “You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.”

13. “Being crazy isn’t enough.”

14. “Only you can control your future.”

15. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

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

17. “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”

18. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”

19. “Think and wonder, wonder and think.”

20. “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”

21. “Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.”

22. “Take every chance, drop every fear.”

23. “If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”

24. “So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”

25. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

26. “Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!”

27. “Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky!”

28. “Think! You can think any think that you wish!”

29. “And you very small persons will not have to die if you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!”

30. “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

31. “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”

32. “It’s fun to have fun but you have to know how.”

33. “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”

34. “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

35. “So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!”

36. “Sometimes, when I see my granddaughters make small discoveries of their own, I wish I were a child.”

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

38. “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. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”

39. “When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.”

40. “Adults are just outdated children.”

41. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you.”

42. “Don’t give up. I believe in you all.”

43. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

44. “All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!”

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

46. “If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he disn’t”

47. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

48. “You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?”

49. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

50. “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.”

51. “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”

52. “Everything stinks till it’s finished.”

53. “You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.”

54. “The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to sound easy. When you can do it, it helps tremendously because it’s a thing that forces kids to read on. You have this unconsummated feeling if you stop.”

55. “I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.”

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

57. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

58. “When you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”

59. “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

60. “Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.”

61. “Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.’”

62. “You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.”

63. “It is better to know how to learn than to know.”

64. “You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.”

65. “I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.”

66. “If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff.”

67. “There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.”

68. “Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.”

69. “Just go. Go. Go! I don’t care how. You can go by foot. You can go by cow.”

70. “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more…”

71. “And the turtles, of course… all the turtles are free. As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”

72. “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!’”


Are you smiling at life already?

The above-mentioned witty quotes by Dr. Seuss are actually capable of stimulating bits of astuteness that will make you beam with joy and help you turn the tables on your daily troubles.

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