This post was most recently updated on December 24th, 2018
If you grew up watching The Cat in the Hat then you’re probably a fan of Dr. Seuss quotes. The American author is widely known for his absurd (or in other words, absolutely brilliant) literary works. He’s particularly known for writing some of the world’s most popular children books that have sold millions of copies all over the world.
Popular Dr. Seuss Quotes & Sayings
Some of Dr. Seuss most memorable children books include Horton Hears a Who!, Green Eggs and Ham and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
But that doesn’t mean adults can’t learn a lesson or two from the legendary Dr. Seuss’s. To prove our point, we’ve compiled a list of some of Dr. Seuss’s best quotes and sayings. You’ll find that his silly rhymes often reveal inspiring life lessons that adults are sure to benefit from.
On being yourself
Finding happiness can become impossible if you’re living by somebody else’s rules. It’s time you embrace the person you truly are if you want to seek contentment. Be honest with yourself and the people around you. That’s the only way you’ll truly be able to express yourself.
Here are some Dr. Seuss quotes and sayings that’ll inspire you to be yourself.
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.”
On never letting go of your inner child
Little children don’t worry about silly things that adults often fret about. Growing up doesn’t necessarily mean you have to let go of your inner-child. So, learn to laugh your troubles away because life is unpredictable but it’s quite remarkable if you look at it from a child’s perspective.
Here are some quotes and sayings that’ll remind you of your younger-you.
“Adults are just outdated children.”
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
“Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.”
“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.”
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”
“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good”
On chasing your dreams
It’s never too late to start chasing your dreams. Each day brings a ray of new possibilities and aspirations that can turn your life around. For this reason, it’s time you cherish every moment like it’s you’re last and work hard towards building the life you’ve dreamed of.
Here are some Dr. Seuss quotes and sayings that will help you keep going:
“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…”
“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!”
“Get out and pursue your goals, the only person stopping you is yourself.”
“He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man”
“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.”
“And you very small persons will not have to die if you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!”
“You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may!”
On empathy and relationships
When was the last time you paid attention to the people around you? As adults, we often undermine the power empathy and being kind to our loved ones. If you’ve somehow lost your way, here are a few quotes and sayings that will guide you through.
“People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”
“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.”
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”
“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.”
We hope you enjoyed our selection of famous Dr. Seuss quotes and sayings. Is there something you’d like to add? Tell us about it in the comment section below.