Born in 1904, in Springfield Massachusetts, Dr. Theodor Seuss was a writer, and illustrator best known for writing some of the most popular children’s books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. After studying at Dartmouth, Seuss attended Oxford University with the aim of becoming a professor. This is where he found his sweetheart Helen whom he wedded in 1927 before dropping out of the university. Later on, they moved back to England.
Upon returning to England, he decided to be a full-time cartoonist. This landed him a job as a cartoonist. He later on, wrote for Standard Oil in the advertisement department for 15 years. In 1937, he published his first children’s book. During the World War II, he worked in the animation department of the US army and produced several films.
A major change in his life came when he criticized children’s reading level in life magazine where he was asked to write a 200-word vocabulary. The resulting piece was called The Cat in The Hat which was quite a success. 16 of his publications are currently on the list of 100 top selling children books of all the time. Dr Seuss died of oral cancer on September 24, 1994, in La Jolla when he was 84 years. In 2015, a publishing house announced that they intend to publish Dr Seuss’s book What Pet should I Get after finding a manuscript in the author’s home.
Dr. Seuss also has many great motivational quote, here are our most favorites 27 of them:
It is better to know how to learn than to know.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
It’s opener there in the wide open air.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
Think and wonder, wonder and think.
If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky!
And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.
You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
Say what you feel, and do what you say.
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.
Only you can control your future.
Everything stinks till it’s finished.
It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.