All I Need to Know I Learned from Dr. Seuss!

Recently, while researching the life of Theodor S. Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, I decided to reread many of his books, and made a wonderful discovery. All I need to know I learned from Dr. Seuss.

  1. I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! (from Happy Birthday to You)
  2. Always pick up your things. (from The Cat in the Hat)
  3. Mean what you say and say what you mean. (from Horton Hatches an Egg)
  4. When you can’t find the words to say, it’s okay to make them up (from all of his books)
  5. Be content with what you have. (from Gertrude McFuzz)
  6. Christmas doesn’t come from a store. (from How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
  7. A person’s a person, no matter how small. (from Horton Hears a Who)
  8. No one is better than anyone else. (from The Sneetches)
  9. Those at the bottom have rights too. (from Yertle the Turtle)
  10. Turtles and all creatures should be free. (from Yertle the Turtle)
  11. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. (from Oh, the Places You’ll Go)
  12. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. (from The Lorax)

What have you learned from Dr. Seuss?

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