10 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Are Pretty Much The Only Life Advice You Need

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If Dr. Seuss were still alive today, he would be from there to here, from here to there. He would be everywhere... and a whopping 111 years old. 

The beloved American writer and cartoonist famously quipped, "You have to be odd to be number one," and he penned a prolific 46 books in his lifetime (and another one is coming out this summer). Incredible inspiration, but just the tip of the iceberg. He made cat people — and Seussophiles — out of all of us, from the young children who were fascinated with his whimsical characters to the adults who found his mischievous humor endlessly captivating. 

So, today, on his birthday, we celebrate Dr. Seuss (born Theodor Geisel) with 10 inspiring, deceptively simple quotes from his published works. Because truly, all we really need to know in life, we've learned from Dr. Seuss.  

P.S. We would attempt a tribute rhyme, but Andy Newman at the New York Times  beat us to the punch.  
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On Finding Humor In Life
"From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!" — One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
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On Equality
"I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights." ― Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
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On Taking Risks
"Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say." ― Green Eggs and Ham
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On Fun
"It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how." — The Cat in the Hat
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On Birthdays
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." ― Happy Birthday to You!
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On Being Present & Experiencing The World
"You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut." — I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
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On Truth-Telling
"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant." ― Horton Hatches the Egg
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On The Power Of The Human Mind
"Oh, the thinks you can think!" ― Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
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On Possibility
"It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become." —The Lorax
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And Most Importantly, The Best Life Advice, Period.
"Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And, never mix up your right foot with your left." — Oh, The Places You'll Go!
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