The wise words of Dr. Seuss

A lot readers and friends have been asking me lately for advice on career, love, and life in general and often times I have no sage words of wisdom to offer. I’d like to believe that people come to me because they know I am a good listener and that I’m not one to judge. I’m not much of a good “advice giver” yet, I still need a lot of emotional and spiritual maturity to take on that role. I’ve got years of growing up to do! Wala pa akong karapatan maging expert on anything, hindi pa nga ako magaling magluto eh! hahaha 🙂 But today, I was suddenly reminded of all the books I used to read as a child… the very same books I read to my students in Kinder Care. (Oh, I miss teaching so much!) Dr. Suess is one of the most brilliant writers in history. Many dismiss him as just a kooky children’s book author, but if you actually take a minute to digest the words of Suess, you’ll find that his keen observations on life make so much sense. So here are some Dr. Seuss’ most famous lines for you my dear friends! Tenenenenen-TEN!:) Quotes Taken from

A person’s a person, no matter how small.

    You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…

    Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
    From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
    Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

    I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent.

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

    If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.

    So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
    And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed.
    Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple
    The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn,  the more places you’ll go. 
    Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!

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

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

    I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too, games you can’t win because you’ll play against you.

    I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.
    I know up on the top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights.

      I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. 

      I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

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

      They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!

      I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.

      The storm starts, when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.

      Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

      Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you.

        8 Responses to The wise words of Dr. Seuss

        1. Patty, as a preschool teacher, I have to commend you for being such an insightful, bright and happy educator. It’s not easy all the time, but when teaching comes from the heart, you’d wanna do it even in your sleep!I normally use the words of Shel Silverstein (my absolute favorite)with my preschoolers. Something interesting I find about them is that they love twisting the rhymes around and come up with such cute silly insights from it. It’s pure, accidental cuteness spilling all around the place! Sometimes it makes sense too though, like the super priceless anecdotes from their interesting jargons, innocent mistakes and juvenile insight. Props to teachers! :)-Teacher Anj

        2. This is so cool! Please keep writing! You mentioned in a previous blog entry that you’re taking master’s. May I know what your major is? I also have a bachelor’s in Communication, and likewise found joy in teaching.