Dr. Seuss famously stated that he never began writing a story with a moral in mind.
“Kids can see a moral coming a mile off,” he said. “But,” he admitted, “there’s an inherent moral in any story.” While he may not have set out to moralize, there are countless bits of truth and life lessons to be learned in his books.
We set out to find Dr. Seuss’s best quotes – not just the funniest or most creative ones – but those quotes that stick with you, and maybe give you a bit of advice that kids and adults should take to heart.
Along the way, we discovered that many of the quotes Seuss is credited with are in fact, misattributed. So we made sure to provide a source for every quote, and a link to the book it came from, in case you’d like to read more.
We also created a free printable with four of our favorite quotes. Feel free to download and print these quotes, share them with friends, or hang them up wherever you need a little inspiration!
From: I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
There are so many things you can learn about, but
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
Lesson learned: Be curious about the world around you, and never stop learning.