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Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!

by Dr. Seuss
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Horton Hears a Who! Perseverance Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #1

To the Mayor: "Don't give up! I believe in you all!A person's a person, no matter how small! (168-169)

Tacked on to the mantra of the story is a good lesson for everyone: don't give up.

Quote #2

"We've GOT to make noises in greater amounts! So open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!" (208-209)

The Mayor doesn't give up, even in the face of certain death. Instead, he calls upon the smallest member of the Who community to raise his voice.

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