I think Dr. Seuss was a genius. Here's why:
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than You.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
-As quoted in Looking Tall by Standing Next to Short People, And Other Techniques for Managing a Law Firm (2007) by H. Edward Wesemann
I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot.
I'm sorry to say, so sad, but it's true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you!
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
-Quote from an interview with NY Times May 21, 1986
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-This is actually misattributed to Dr. Seuss, but I'm putting it on here anyway because so many think he said it. It was actually said by Bernard Baruch