144+ Exclusive Dr Seuss Quotes That Still Resonate Today

Theodor Seuss Geisel was a German-American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, artist, and eventually became one of the best known children’s writers of the 20th century under his pen name Dr. Seuss.

These famous Dr. Seuss quotes and sayings illustrate his timeless wisdom and humor. Beloved by children all over the world, Dr. Seuss’s works will not be forgotten and will continue to capture readers for generations to come.

If you’re searching for the wise quotes from famous authors and inspiring children’s book quotes to share with the people you love or just want to feel inspired yourself… look no further! From fantastic Cat In The Hat quotes, profound Robin Williams quotes, famous C.S. Lewis quotes and motivating Walt Disney quotes, we’ve got you covered.

Best Dr. Seuss Quotes

A person’s a person, no matter how small. – Dr. Seuss

Being crazy isn’t enough. – Dr. Seuss

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

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

Only you can control your future. – Dr. Seuss

Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind! – Dr. Seuss

If we do not choose, we will end up with none. – Dr. Seuss

You have to be odd to be number one. – Dr. Seuss

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

In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. – Dr. Seuss

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? – Dr. Seuss

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

I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights. – Dr. Seuss

Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered. – Dr. Seuss

I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am. – Dr. Seuss

I meant what I said and I said what I meant. – Dr. Seuss

In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies! – Dr. Seuss

Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. – Dr. Seuss

I’m telling you this ‘cause you’re one of my friends. My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends! – Dr. Seuss

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

Think and wonder, wonder and think. – Dr. Seuss

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. – Dr. Seuss

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. – Dr. Seuss

You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way! – Dr. Seuss

Inspirational Dr Seuss Quotes

Here is the latest collection of amazing Dr. Seuss quotes about life, curiosity and happiness! I remember being a child reading Dr. Seuss’ books and I could’t help but to smile. To this day, I still get the same result but now I’m able to appreciate the life lessons in all of Dr. Seuss’ work. How about you? Which one of these sayings speaks to your inner child? If you have children of your own, which one is their favorite?

Doctor Seuss quotes about creativity and loving yourself can remind us of the importance of having a kind heart and believing in our limitless potential. You can also enjoy memorable quotes from Peter Pan and important Winnie the Pooh quotes, which all of the are the amazing children books.

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is You-er than You. – Dr. Seuss

He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. – 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! – Dr. Seuss

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… – Dr. Seuss

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

You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. – Dr. Seuss

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish! – Dr. Seuss

Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky! – Dr. Seuss

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! – Dr. Seuss

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It is better to know how to learn than to know. – Dr. Seuss

Congratulations! Today is your day! – Dr. Seuss

Think! You can think any Think that you wish! – Dr. Seuss

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

Teeth are always in style. – Dr. Seuss

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ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pacyderm! – Dr. Seuss

And you very small persons will not have to die if you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY! – Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

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I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny. – Dr. Seuss

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

Short Dr. Seuss Quotes

When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED. – Dr. Seuss

Day Play. We play all day. Night Fight. We fight all night. – Dr. Seuss

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. – Dr. Seuss

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

You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in. – Dr. Seuss

Reading can take you places you have never been before. – Dr. Seuss

When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let is destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. – Dr. Seuss

It’s opener there in the wide open air. – Dr. Seuss

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

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Sometimes, when I see my granddaughters make small discoveries of their own, I wish I were a child. – Dr. Seuss

So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts! – Dr. Seuss

Don’t give up. I believe in you all. – Dr. Seuss

I don’t care how you go. Just get. – Dr. Seuss

I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so my self, Happy Birthday to me! – Dr. Seuss

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

For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests. – Dr. Seuss

Famous Dr Seuss Quotes About Love

I loved reading Dr. Seuss’s books as a child, and even now as an adult. He pushed my imagination to new limits and taught me some real basic lessons in life. He always makes us reminisce about our childhoods. Back then, we didn’t realize that his children’s rhymes could teach us so much about love. Here love quotes by Dr. Seuss to remind us important things about love.

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

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. – Dr. Seuss

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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

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

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss

Cause when a guy does something stupid once, well that’s because he’s a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that’s usually to impress some girl. – Dr. Seuss

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To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world. – Dr Seuss

Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry. – Dr. Seuss

Respect the environment. Good karma means good relationships. – Dr. Seuss

The world is an interesting place. Have fun and explore it. You may even meet someone new! – Dr. Seuss

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. – Dr. Seuss

Positive Dr. Seuss Quotes

Not here, not there, not anywhere! – Dr. Seuss

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

Oh, the places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

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

If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too. – Dr. Seuss

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Hollywood is not suited for me, and I am not suited for it. – Dr. Seuss

My trouble was I had a mind but I couldn’t make it up! – Dr. Seuss

All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot. – Dr. Seuss

Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. – Dr. Seuss

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

Take every chance, drop every fear. – Dr. Seuss

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

It’s not about what it is. It’s about what it can become. – Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

It all began with a shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall shouldn’t be there at all. – Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Quotes for Kids

Kid, you’ll move mountains. – Dr. Seuss

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

It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how. – Dr. Seuss

Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind! – Dr. Seuss

You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant? – Dr. Seuss

From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere! – Dr. Seuss

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

Adults are just outdated children. – Dr. Seuss

Why fit in when you were born to stand out. – Dr. Seuss

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

Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you! – Dr. Seuss

The storm starts, when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping. – Dr. Seuss

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. – Dr. Seuss

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

I sort of got thinking—it’s sort of a shame that scrambled eggs always taste always the same. – Dr. Seuss

There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go. – Dr. Seuss

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. – Dr. Seuss

What it really said to me is how hard the people at our school work, … All of our employees who work here are working hard to do what’s right for our kids. – Dr. Seuss

I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I Am. – Dr. Seuss

Poor empty pants with nobody inside them. – Dr. Seuss

We looked! Then we saw him. Step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat! – Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Quotes About Life, Graduation, Reading and Learning

Here are some of our favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss about reading, learning, and teaching from his classic books and meaningful life quotes kids can learn from them.

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

My wonderful weapon, the Jigger-Rock Snatchem, will fling ‘em right back just as quick as we catch ‘em. – Dr. Seuss

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. – Dr. Seuss

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

You’ll never be bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do. – Dr. Seuss

Just go. Go. Go! I don’t care how. You can go by foot. You can go by cow. – Dr. Seuss

And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street. – Dr. Seuss

You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read. – Dr. Seuss

You will be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond Z and start poking around – Dr. Seuss

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads. – Dr. Seuss

And the turtles, of course…all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be. – Dr. Seuss

‘Tut tut!’ said the doctor. ‘Such talk! How absurd! Your tail is just right for your kind of bird.’ – Dr. Seuss

You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book. – Dr. Seuss

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues. – Dr. Seuss

Why are they sad and glad and bad? I do not know, go ask your dad. – Dr. Seuss

Shorth is better than length. – Dr. Seuss

Nothing is going to change, unless someone does something soon. – Dr. Seuss

You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not. – Dr. Seuss

Everything stinks until it’s finished. – Dr. Seuss

Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent. – Dr. Seuss

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. – Dr. Seuss

I stay out of politics because if I begin thinking too much about politics, I’ll probably… drop writing children’s books and become a political cartoonist again. – Dr. Seuss

These Dr. Seuss quotes are simple reminders to keep your childlike wonder and enthusiasm alive, because even (but really, especially) the little things afford us the greatest experience of joy.

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