Dr. Seuss’ birthday is on March 2nd. For those who are unfamiliar, Dr. Seuss was a writer and cartoonist. He was most notable for his children’s books. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we want to remind you of some of the best lessons we learned and may have forgotten from Dr. Seuss. Below are 5 “Seussisms” to help guide your daily life:

1) Seussism for learning – “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go” – I Can Read with My Eyes Shut

2) Seussism for compassion – “A person’s a person, no matter how small” – Horton Hears a Who!

3) Seussism for optimism – “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny. But we can have lots of good fun that is funny” – The Cat in the Hat

4) Seussism for creating your own destiny – “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go” – Oh, the Places You’ll Go

5) Seussism for being grateful – “You ought to be thankful a whole heaping lot for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not!” – Did I Ever Tell You Lucky You Are?

– Condola Brivitte