Dr. Seuss created worlds of wackiness and wonder. Why on earth would we do a list with a normal number like 10? Here are the 7 quotes from Dr. Seuss that I strive to remember and why.
“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent.” (Horton Hatches the Egg) – Horton teaches us to stick to what we set out to do. Difficulties arise, but loyalty and perseverance pay off in the end.
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” (Horton Hears a Who) – That Horton sure was a wise one, huh? It doesn’t matter how tall, how short, how fat, how thin, how black, white, yellow, brown, or red a person is – everyone is someone to someone and should be treated that way.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” (Happy Birthday to You) – Be yourself, because you’re the best you there is.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” (The Lorax) – We can’t always wait for someone to do something – sometimes that someone is you.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” (Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!) – Don’t stay in the thinking box – exercise your brain and your creativity.
“Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!” (Green Eggs and Ham) – It doesn’t matter how much you think you dislike something – you never know until you actually try it.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!) – Learn to read. Love to read. Reading is the key in the door of the whole wide world.