This weekend would have been Dr Theodor Seuss Geisils 109th birthday.
While it’s true, many parents no longer read fairy tales to their kids because they are old and dated, the century old stories of Dr Seuss have stood the test of time.
The simple rhythmic and rhyming structure of his prose are almost Shakespearean in nature. They’re easy to read, easy to remember, often silly and, most importantly, inspiring.
Green Eggs and Ham was the first book I ever read on my own. Now I’m sharing those stories with my sons.
Why do we love Dr Seuss? He’s simply inspiring. Put aside your Maya Angelou and think back to your childhood with these 13 Dr Seuss (or Seuss-ish) quotes to inspire you:
Be Who You Say 1 of 12
Unless Someone Cares 2 of 12From The Lorax. The thing I love most about children is they believe they can change the world. Stuff like this reminds us we all can.
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The More You Read 3 of 12From I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, it's all about encouragement and goal setting and abilities.
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Why Fit In? 4 of 12So much better a comeback to a kid who wants to go along with the crowd than "if Jimmy jumped off a bridge, would you?" Don't you think?
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Brains In Your Head 5 of 12I told you Oh The Places You'll Go was a good one. This is another quote from the book.
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A Person’s A Person 6 of 12In addition to teaching us to believe in ourselves, Seuss' stories are filled with respect. Like this nugget from Horton Hears A Who.
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Sometimes The Questions 7 of 12Another encouraging quote to inspire you to keep trying and realize things are not as complex as they may seem.
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Youer Than You 8 of 12On Seuss' birthday why not end with a quote from Happy Birthday to You! Happy 109, Dr Seuss!
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I Bet You Know 9 of 12Another quote widely attributed to Seuss, but I can't seem to find the direct source.
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Think Left, Think Right 10 of 12Try. Try again. Try harder. From Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
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Don’t Cry 11 of 12Another Seuss-ish quote that is often credited to the Dr, but is sometimes merely cited as an anonymous proverb.
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You Ought To Be Thankful 12 of 12Gratitude - all good things start with appreciation. From Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
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