15 Lessons from Dr. Seuss

  1. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not! (The Lorax)
  2. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
  3. A person’s a person, no matter how small. (Horton Hears a Who!)
  4. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all read, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me! (I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew)
  5. You’re off to great places! Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting so, so get on your way! (Oh, The Places You’ll Go!)
  6. Why fit in when you’re born to stand out?
  7. Teeth are always in style. (The Lorax)
  8. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. (Oh, The Places You’ll Go!)
  9. When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played. (The King’s Stilts)
  10. Out there things can happen, and frequently do, to people as brainy and footsy as you. And when things start to happen, don’t worry, don’t stew. Just go right along, you’ll start happening too! (Oh, The Places You’ll Go!)
  11. You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)
  12. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
  13. Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind! (Oh, The Things You Can Do that are Good for You!)
  14. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. (Oh, The Places You’ll Go!)
  15. Today you are you! That is truer than you! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! (Happy Birthday to You!)

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