As adults, we know that life can be hard. We leave behind the fairy tales of our childhood and enter the real world, the world of big, bad wolves. But life’s challenges are also accompanied by hope and inspiration, sometimes found in the unlikeliest of places. One such unlikely place is the world of children’s books and some fine examples are those written by Dr. Seuss.
There’s hardly a child who hasn’t read at least one Dr. Seuss book, and while the silliness and rhyming words are certainly a delight to young readers, there is a lot of depth hidden within those simple lines. So as we approach the birthday of the man himself, we bring to you 15 of the most inspiring Dr. Seuss quotes. Prepare to be inspired!
15 Inspiring Dr. Seuss Quotes that can Change your Life
“You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any direction you choose”
No more excuses to achieving your goal – you already have everything you need to go the way you want!
“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”
Knowing your core values and principles is important; they’re what will keep you on the straight and narrow amidst all the distractions of the world.
“You’re on your own.
And you know what you know
And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.”
This one’s especially important to remember when you have people deciding how you need to live your life. It’s yours and yours alone – and you get to decide how to live it.
“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut”
We see a lot of things every day, but sometimes you need to look closer to truly appreciate something; whether it’s a person, a work of art or a flower.
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
It happens so very often that a seemingly convoluted problem ends up having an extremely simple solution – so don’t let yourself worry too much!
“Be who you are and say how you feel,
because those who mind don’t matter
and those who matter don’t mind”
Bottling up everything you actually want to express can result in an explosion. Be honest and sincere – and most importantly, be yourself.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.”
It’s very tempting to think that any action we take is barely a drop in the ocean and of no use, but the truth is that everyone needs to take that little step to create a change on a large scale.
“It’s not about what it is – it’s about what it can become”
Life’s all about making lemonade with the lemons you have (or coffee with the beans you have)! With a positive mindset, you can turn every event into an opportunity – you just need to be creative!
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Peer pressure is a powerful thing, but when you fight it and discover your true purpose, you’ll be so glad you stood out from the herd!
“You’re off to great places
Today is your day
Your mountain is waiting
So get on your way”
You are capable of great things, no matter what others say! So don’t stall anymore, your goals are waiting to be achieved!
“To the world you may be one person,
but to one person, you may be the world”
Feeling all alone is not a comfortable feeling, but just know that even in your loneliest moments, there is someone whose world depends upon you.
“Today was good, today was fun,
tomorrow is another one”
Life is too short for regrets, so don’t end your day with them! Focus on the good that happened, tomorrow is another day!
“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered”
Life is unpredictable, so make the most of everyday. When communicating with others, think, ‘what if this interaction is the basis of how they remember me?’
“A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean”
Our thoughts become our words, which become our actions, and eventually our destiny. So be aware of the direction of your thoughts – that’s the direction of your life.
“It’s a troublesome world. All the people who’re 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.”
Finally, Dr. Seuss teaches us a valuable lesson about gratitude. Everyone has their own share of problems – just be thankful for your blessings and be glad that your troubles aren’t any worse!