By: Ian Wixted
Today we celebrate the birthday of the one and only Dr. Seuss! One of the greatest children’s book writers in history, Dr. Seuss told us all that no matter the circumstance, you should always be true to yourself. So many memorable books throughout his career, Dr. Seuss left a lasting impression on many generations throughout the world. Here we look at his top ten quotes to help celebrate this man’s life and career in guiding children of all ages on the right path!
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
This right here is what Dr. Seuss was all about! He wanted his readers to be themselves no matter how weird, strange, or uncool that might have been.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
You can’t be mad that Dr. Seuss trained us at an early age that education is essential in life. The more you know about the world, the greater opportunities will present themselves.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not”
At first glance this quote might sound gloomy, but the meaning behind it is, for things to change for the better you have to have the right mindset and passion. Change is a scary thing and can happen in an instant, but if you’re a caring person, change can be the best thing to happen!
“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good”
This is as simple of a quote as it gets! Dr. Seuss letting us all know that doing new things can be fun, and of course, fun is good!
“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”
This quote reminds us that we, and only we, are in control of our lives. No matter what choices you are thinking of making, everything boils down to what YOU want to do, after all this is YOUR life!
“Don’t give up! I believe in you all! A person’s a person, no matter how small!”
This quote reminds everyone to never give up no matter if you are big or small, you can overcome any challenge in your way. It also reminds us to treat everyone with the same respect as we would like to be treated.
“Adults are obsolete children and the hell with them.”
This quote reminds us that even when we grow older, we should still keep the essence of childhood in our hearts all the time.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
Imagination is a great tool for children and adults alike. With just your mind you can dream up anything your heart desires. A great tool to keep you young at heart, imagination can take you where ever you need to be.
“And I learned 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!”
We all have problems to face, there is no way around them. But whether they are big or small, as long as we face them head on with confidence then we can overcame pretty much any problem we face in life. Also, having a big bat helps!
“And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!”
Happy Birthday and Rest in Peace Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel! Thank you for shaping my childhood and mind, you sir were truly one of a kind! And for millions of other children too, you meant more to us than you could have ever knew!