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  • Oh, the Places You'll Go, an adaptation of the good doctor's graduation speech, and since has become an extremely popular graduation gift, gives of this uplifting gem in an already wonderful book.
    "And will you succeed?
    Yes! You will, indeed!
    (98 and 3/4 % guaranteed.)
    You're off to great places
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting
    So get on your way!''"
    • The fact that it was the last book published before his death, while also a bit sad, gives one the impression that this is his parting gift: a lifetime of good advice and motivation for the generations he won't live to see.
  • The Birthday Pal-alace in Happy Birthday to You!
  • While his support for Japanese internment is certainly a black mark on it (something he was the first to admit), his anti-Facist propaganda cartoons are some of the most fearless and no-holds-barred attacks on it from an era where a sizable amount of Americans still actively supported the Nazis. His regular shaming of one-time national hero Charles Lindbergh for encouraging isolationism is especially vicious.
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  • Even decades after his death, numerous books of his still have perennial spots on the bestseller lists, because he was just that good at presenting stories that anyone could get invested in that haven't aged a day.
  • Horton standing up to the hunters in Horton Hatches the Egg. It proves that he isn't the Extreme Doormat he looks like.
  • Similar to the above, we have Thidwick standing up to his guests and the hunters at the same time.
  • And also Bartholomew calling the King out on his childish behavior in Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
  • "The Big Brag", one of the "other stories" in Yertle the Turtle, has the worm beating the rabbit and the bear at their own game. Then he goes back underground, proving that he doesn't believe that his extremely strong eyesight makes him a better person.
  • Mr Knox putting Fox in Socks in his place (and in the middle of one of the latter's tongue twisters) finally nailing an epic tongue twister of his own. Then he simply walks off, calm and happy.

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