Though he passed away in 1991 at the age of 87, Geisel's birthday is now the annual date for National Read Across America.
1. "Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"
2. "Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
3. "A person's a person, no matter how small."
4. “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”
5. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
6. “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you’re the one who’ll decide where to go.”
7. “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
8. “If things start happening, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.”
9. “If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”
10. “So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that life’s a Great Balancing Act.”
11. “Will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”