The famous children’s author of Green Eggs and Ham and Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss, left behind some very important life lessons through his work.
Many children grew up reading his books, and learned valuable information about life through the literary genius of Dr. Seuss. Even though the stories catered towards children, adults can also draw inspiration and motivation from the powerful lessons within. You might remember the late Dr. Seuss as simply a children’s book author, but he left behind a legacy much greater than that.
HERE ARE 20 QUOTES TO REMEMBER FROM DR. SEUSS:
1. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
No two people on this Earth have the same qualities, so why try to imitate someone else? Why not simply embrace yourself as the beautiful, unique being that you are, and go out and show the world your truth?
2. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
You control what happens in your life, for the most part. You steer the vessel, you call the shots, and you decide what path you should take. If you don’t like your life, then make better choices so that you can live to your highest potential.
3. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
In this world, we all must care about something. Apathy might seem like the easier route, but it won’t bring you near as much fulfillment. Turning your cheek towards important issues in life will not make anything better, so we must care about ourselves and the planet in order to enact any change.
4. “Think and wonder. Wonder and think.”
Don’t allow others to dictate your thoughts or opinions. Use your own brain and intuition instead of relying on technology or other people to think for you.
5. “You are you. Now isn’t that pleasant?”
Instead of bashing everything about you that you see as flawed, try to focus on everything positive about you. You don’t get another body, mind or soul in this life, so you may as well learn to love yourself while you can.
6. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Our society doesn’t place near enough value on learning and education these days. We spend so much time lost in technology and status updates and taking pictures that we have lost much of our desire and drive to truly learn. Pick up a book, question things you’ve heard, and commit to making life your teacher, always.