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12 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Still Perfectly Apply To Your Everyday Life

Before Jim Carrey terrified you and your cheap aunt gave you that "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" book instead of money at graduation, there was the man who started it all with his words: Dr. Seuss.

In honor of the great author's birthday, March 2 is National Read Across America Day, a day where educators and kids get together for some awesome reading-centered events.

Dr. Seuss isn't just for kids, though. So many of his books have messages in them we should all still listen to. Though he died over 20 years ago, his legacy lives on in these lessons.

So, here are some words of wisdom Dr. Seuss gave us that will always resonate, no matter how old you are.

1. Never stop reading and learning and going.

From "I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!"

2. Embrace your individuality, and recognize how incredible it is you are you.

From "Happy Birthday to You!"

3. Your voice matters, so take action to better the world around you.

From "The Lorax"

4. You and only you have the power to take control of your destiny.

From "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

5. There's nothing wrong with celebrating yourself because you're pretty great.

From "Happy Birthday to You!"

6. Don't hold back from trying new things because you don't know what fun you might miss.

From "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish"

7. Everyone feels alone sometimes.

From "The Lorax"

8. Treat everyone like a human being, no matter how different someone is from you.

From "Horton Hears a Who!"

9. Always face your problems head on.

@JesseNoar @EvoPhD From "I Had Troubles In Getting To Solla Sollew" by the immortal Dr. Seuss. pic.twitter.com/NpDQSPzDLG — Mark O. Martin (@markowenmartin) February 18, 2016

From "I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew"

10. Every day of your life has the potential to be something great.

From "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish"

11. So, hurry up, get out there and live!

From "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

12. And don't worry too much along the way. It will all work out.

From "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss, and happy reading, everyone!