35 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Will Make Any Day Better

Published September 25, 2014
Updated February 1, 2024

An accomplished author and illustrator, Theodor Seuss Geisel created some of the most celebrated children’s books in American history under his pen name of Dr. Seuss. Writing with humor and intelligence, Dr. Seuss encouraged all of us to learn and explore the world. Enjoy these thirty-five Dr. Seuss quotes that are sure to make even the roughest of days seem bright:

Today I Shall Behave
Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

Smile Because It Happened
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

Today Is Your Day
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.

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Be who you are and say what you mean. Because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

A Person Is A Person
A person's a person, no matter how small.

The Places You Will Go
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

Questions Are Complicated
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

Who Is You Er Than You?
Today you are you! That is true than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

Only You Can Control Your Future
Only you can control your future.

Life Is A Great Balancing Act
Step with care and great tact, and remember that life's a great balancing act.

Dr Seuss Quote Think And Wonder
Think and wonder, wonder and think.

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.

Late So Soon
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?

Don't Stay Behind
Oh, the things you can find if you don't stay behind.

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Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment unless it becomes a memory.

Funny Things Are Everywhere
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.

It Is Wider Out There
It's opener, out there, in the wide, open air.

Fun Is Good
If you never did, you should. THese things are fun and fun is good.

Dr. Seuss Quotes On Amusement
You make 'em, I amuse 'em.

Dr Seuss Quotes You Are You
You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?

Dr. Seuss Quotes Pretty Good Shape
You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.

Someone Who Cares A Lot
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.

Dr. Seuss Quotes On Today And Tomorrow
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

Dr Seuss Quotes On The Importance Of Fantasy
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

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

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I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.

Decide Where To Go
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.

Big Bat
I've heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind. But I've brought a big bat.

When at last we are sure, you've been properly pilled, then a few paper forms, must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, may be properly billed.

Everything Stinks
Everything stinks till it's finished.

Be A Book Nut
Be awesome! Be a book nut!

Adults Are Just Outdated Children
Adults are just outdated children.

Stay Behind
Oh, the things you can find if you don't stay behind.

You Can Do Better Than This
Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I'm doing, I always tell myself, "You can do better than this."

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