Dr. Seuss' 111th birthday, 10 Greatest Quotes

Today marks Dr. Seuss' 111th birthday.

Dr. Seuss quotes

The American writer and cartoonist was widely known for his children's books, which he made under the alias "Dr. Seuss".

In college, Seuss used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss. Later on, he also used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.

The following books of Geisel were listed as bestsellers:

  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The Lorax
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
  • The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
  • Fox in Socks
  • The King's Stilts
  • Hop on Pop
  • Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
  • Horton Hatches the Egg
  • Horton Hears a Who!
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The celebrated author died in 1991 at the age of 87 but he left quite a handful of inspiring words. Here's 10 of them to inspire you to grab a book and read.

10 Greatest Quotes of Dr. Seuss:

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

"Why fit in when you're born to stand out?"

"You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut."

"Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So ... get on your way."

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

"If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too."

"A person's a person, no matter how small."

"It is better to know how to learn than to know."

"Be who you are and say what you mean. Because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Dr. Seuss' birthday was adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America.

Sources: Mind Body Green, Dr. Seuss's Seussville

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