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140 Inspirational Dr. Seuss Quotes About Love, Learning & Life

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children’s author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter, and filmmaker. His words continue to delight generation after generation of children and adults, enabling them to dream and imagine, explore and create. Seuss is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under Doctor Seuss’s pen name.

Above inspirational, Dr. Seuss quotes are perfect for anyone wanting to get nostalgic with one of the world’s greatest children’s authors of all time. Like his many children’s classics, quotes from Dr. Seuss never get old!

Here are some of the best Dr. Seuss quotes on love, life, Family, Learning, and Education for Children & Adults! These quotes have the power to boost your optimism and bring you happiness. We’ve compiled a list of 140 popular inspirational Doctor Seuss quotes for you, Enjoy!

140 Inspiring Quotes from Dr. Seuss

Top 10 Dr. Seuss Quotes

“Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It is not. And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“I know, up on top you’re seeing great sights. But down, at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” – Dr. Seuss

“Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

“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

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

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

“The people that mind doesn’t matter, and the people that matter doesn’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

“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

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

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

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

“Be who you are and say what you mean. Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” – Dr. Seuss

“Nothing is going to change unless someone does something soon.” – 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

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

“It doesn’t matter what it is. What matters is what it will become.” – 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

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

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – 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 flown. How did it get so late so soon.” – Dr. Seuss

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss

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

Short Dr. Seuss Quotes

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

“Think and wonder. Wonder and think.” – Dr. Seuss

“Teeth are always in style.” – Dr. Seuss

“And he, he himself…the Grinch…carved the roast-beast.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

“Being crazy isn’t enough.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“Fiction is my addiction.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

“Oh, the thinks you can think!.” – Dr. Seuss

“Say what you feel, and do what you say.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“I am not a consecutive writer.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me.” – Dr. Seuss

“It is an opener, out there, in the wide, open air.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“Oh, what a day. I will make it a holiday.” – Dr. Seuss

“Congratulations! Today is your day.” – Dr. Seuss

“Everything stinks till it’s finished.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

Inspirational Dr. Seuss Quotes

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“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

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become. and the future.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

“Congratulations! Today is your day! – Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

“Virtually every page is a cliffhanger – you’ve got to force them to turn it.” – Dr. Seuss

“Don’t give up now, I believe in you all! A person’s a person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss

“You never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – 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

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

“We should strive to treat each other with common Human Decent.” – 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

“When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad… you should do what I do! Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky! Some people are much more…oh, ever so much more…oh, muchly much-much more, unlucky than you.” – Dr. Seuss

“Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way.” – 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

Dr. Seuss Quotes For Kids

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“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

“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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” – Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Quotes About Life

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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. Which is what I do. And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” – 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

“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

“Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.” – Dr. Seuss

“Be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act.” – Dr. Seuss

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life is a great balancing act.” – Dr. Seuss

“If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. Oh, the most wonderful stuff. – from Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” – Dr. Seuss

“I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

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

“You’ll meet things that will scare you right out of your pants.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

Dr. Seuss quotes About Time

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“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

“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

“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

Dr. Seuss quotes About Fun

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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

“It is fun to have fun. But you have to know how.” – Dr. Seuss

“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun, but you have to know-how. If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more. from How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

“I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or ham or a dirty jar of sour gooseberry jam! I am what I am. That’s a great thing to be.” – 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

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

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

Dr. Seuss Quotes About Reading

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

“I can read in red. I can read in blue. I can read in pickle color too.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

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

“Read. Travel. Read. Ask. Read. Learn. Read. Connect. Read.” – 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 really can’t teach reading as a science. Love gets mixed up in it.” – Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Quotes From Books

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“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

“‘The Lorax’ book was intended to be propaganda.” – 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

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

“No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.” – Dr. Seuss

“Be awesome! Be a book nut.” – Dr. Seuss

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