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.
- I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! (from Happy Birthday to You)
- Always pick up your things. (from The Cat in the Hat)
- Mean what you say and say what you mean. (from Horton Hatches an Egg)
- When you can’t find the words to say, it’s okay to make them up (from all of his books)
- Be content with what you have. (from Gertrude McFuzz)
- Christmas doesn’t come from a store. (from How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
- A person’s a person, no matter how small. (from Horton Hears a Who)
- No one is better than anyone else. (from The Sneetches)
- Those at the bottom have rights too. (from Yertle the Turtle)
- Turtles and all creatures should be free. (from Yertle the Turtle)
- You can steer yourself any direction you choose. (from Oh, the Places You’ll Go)
- 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?