Dr. Seuss authored 46 children's books and there wasn't a dud among them. His simple wisdom rings true today with moments like:
Be who you are and say what you think because those that care don't matter and those that matter don't care. ~ Dr. Seuss
The good Dr. didn't actually coin that phrase, but he did improve on it. It originally appeared when a society columnist asked the financier and statesman, Bernard Baruch (1870-1965), how he arranged seats for the notables attending his dinner parties, Mr. Baruch replied, "I don't bother about who sits where. Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter."
Seuss made that sound less-cranky, and less aloof. He made things accessible to people and that may be part of why his works are classics.
In his quirky, sing-song way, Seuss offered up not only Green Eggs and Ham, but a plateful of life lessons as well. Here are three good servings of Seuss' sayings from our table to yours:
2. Be Yourself
3. Follow Your Dreams
1. Care enough to promote change
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
So, all you Lerkim and Snuvs, you Nerds and you Zax with your kwiggers and wisper-ma-phones, gather up your bar-ba-loots, your wumbus, your thnadners and hump-humf-a-dumpfers, put on your midwinter jickers or floob-boober-ba-boober-bubs and have a sensational Seuss-tacular celebration!
Thing 1 and Thing 2
You can decide which thing is who . . .
If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good ~ Dr. Seuss