You may know him as Dr. Seuss but author and poet Theodor Seuss Geisel is one of the most popular children’s authors of all time. Born on March 2, 1904, Dr. Seuss has sold over 600 million copies of his books and they’ve been translated into over 20 languages. In his books, Dr. Seuss has left us with quotes about life and love including unforgettable sayings for important events like birthdays and graduations.
Reading books like The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Lorax and Oh, the Places You’ll Go are just some of my personal favorites. We hope you enjoy these 49 quotes and sayings with images that we’ve selected just for you!
1) Let the Dr. Seuss quotes begin!
“Don’t give up! I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!”
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
4) Dr. Seuss quotes that inspire kids to be themselves and never change for anyone.
“You have to be odd to be number one.”
“Being crazy isn’t enough.”
“You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may!”
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”
“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!”
10) Dr. Seuss quotes about life and the importance of time.
“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness, how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
“I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom, we, too, should have rights.”
“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”
“I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.”
“In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. I’m telling you this ‘cause you’re one of my friends. My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!”
“It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.”
“It is better to know how to learn than to know.”
17) Be who you are with Dr. Seuss quotes.
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”
“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.”
19) Dr. Seuss quotes about love.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
“Life is too short to wake up in the morning 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.”
“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.”
“I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!”
“In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”
“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”
“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.”
“You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?”
28) Dr. Seuss quotes about the importance of reading and learning.
“Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!”
“Only you can control your future.”
30) Live the life you choose with Dr. Seuss quotes and sayings.
“You oughta be thankful, A whole heaping lot, For the people and places, You’re lucky you’re not.”
31) More Dr. Seuss quotes about love.
“People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”
“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.”
“And if you go in, should you turn left or right…or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I am afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.”
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
35) Dr. Seuss quotes perfect for graduation.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
“They say I’m old-fashioned and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”
“Think and wonder. Wonder and think.”
39) Inspirational Dr. Seuss quotes.
“To the world, you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”
“Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.”
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”
“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
46) Oh no! We’ve almost reached the end of Dr. Seuss quotes…
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”
“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.”
“You’re off to great to places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.”
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