64 Mr. Rogers Quotes – Best Fred Rogers Quotes

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64 Mr. Rogers Quotes – Best Fred Rogers Quotes 🎄

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Some neighbors might share sugar, but Mister Rogers shared lessons on kindness. America’s favorite neighbor was known for teaching children and adults alike the importance of helping one another and loving yourself on his television series Mister RogersNeighborhood.

Oscar winner Tom Hanks portrays the beloved cardigan-wearing Fred Rogers in the biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Ahead of the film’s Nov. 22 release, we are taking a look at some of the late TV personality’s inspiring words. If you want to make your day beautiful, these over 50 quotes from Mister Rogers will do just that.

  1. “All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors—in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.”
  2. “Nobody else can live the life you live.”
  3. “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero.”
  4. “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.”
  5. “You are special. You’re special to me. There’s only one in this wonderful world.”
  6. “In a way, you’ve already won in this world because you’re the only one who can be you.”
  7. “As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has or ever will have something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.”
  8. “You can’t really love someone else unless you really love yourself first.”
  9. “When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is: the lovely with the unlovely, the strong with the fearful, the true mixed in with the façade, and of course, the only way we can do it is by accepting ourselves that way.”
  10. “I’m proud of you for the times you came in second, or third, or fourth, but what you did was the best you had ever done.”
  11. “We get so wrapped up in numbers in our society. The most important thing is that we are able to be one-to-one, you and I with each other at the moment. If we can be present to the moment with the person that we happen to be with, that’s what’s important.”
  12. “Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past.”
  13. “It’s good to be curious about many things.”
  14. “Often out of periods of losing come the greatest strivings toward a new winning streak.”
  15. “It’s the people we love the most who can make us feel the gladdest…and the maddest! Love and anger are such a puzzle!”
  16. “Whatever we choose to imagine can be as private as we want it to be. Nobody knows what you’re thinking or feeling unless you share it.”
  17. “Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life.”
  18. “Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors.”
  19. “Often, problems are knots with many strands, and looking at those strands can make a problem seem different.”
  20. “When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.”
  21. “There are times when explanations, no matter how reasonable, just don’t seem to help.”
  22. “Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others.”
  23. “Even though no human being is perfect, we always have the chance to bring what’s unique about us to life in a redeeming way.”
  24. “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.”
  25. “The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.”
  26. “Imagining something may be the first step in making it happen, but it takes the real time and real efforts of real people to learn things, make things, turn thoughts into deeds or visions into inventions.”
  27. “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”
  28. “Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love. Like all of life’s important coping skills, the ability to forgive and the capacity to let go of resentments most likely take root very early in our lives.”
  29. “How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?”
  30. “I don’t think anyone can grow unless he’s loved exactly as he is now, appreciated for what he is rather than what he will be.”
  31. “I hope you’re proud of yourself for the times you’ve said ‘yes,’ when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to someone else.”
  32. “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
  33. “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”
  34. “I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex.”
  35. “We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are.”
  36. “Fame is a four-letter word; and like ‘tape’ or ‘zoom’ or ‘face’ or ‘pain’ or ‘life’ or ‘love,’ what ultimately matters is what we do with it.”
  37. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
  38. “Everyone longs to be loved. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving.”
  39. “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
  40. “The media shows the tiniest percentage of what people do. There are millions and millions of people doing wonderful things all over the world, and they’re generally not the ones being touted in the news.”
  41. “The only thing evil can’t stand is forgiveness.”
  42. “Taking care is one way to show your love. Another way is letting people take good care of you when you need it.”
  43. “Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other’s achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain.”
  44. “The thing I remember best about successful people I’ve met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they’re doing and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they’re doing, and they love it in front of others.”
  45. “It’s not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls. It’s the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is good stuff.”
  46. “It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have.”
  47. “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
  48. “It’s really easy to fall into the trap of believing that what we do is more important than what we are. Of course, it’s the opposite that’s true: What we are ultimately determines what we do!”
  49. “Try your best to make goodness attractive. That’s one of the toughest assignments you’ll ever be given.”
  50. “Love and trust, in the space between what’s said and what’s heard in our life, can make all the difference in this world.”
  51. “Our society is much more interested in information than wonder, in noise rather than silence…And I feel that we need a lot more wonder and a lot more silence in our lives”
  52. “You can think about things and make believe. All you have to do is think and they’ll grow.”
  53. “You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.”
  54. “There’s a part of all of us that longs to know that even what’s weakest about us is still redeemable and can ultimately count for something good.”
  55. “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.
  56. “Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations that give us more and more clues that we are not perfect. “
  57. “Love and success, always in that order. It’s that simple AND that difficult.”
  58. “Love is like infinity: You can’t have more or less infinity, and you can’t compare two things to see if they’re ‘equally infinite.’ Infinity just is, and that’s the way I think love is, too.”
  59. “Real strength has to do with helping others.”
  60. “Some days, doing ‘the best we can’ may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect on any front and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else.”
  61. “There’s a world of difference between insisting on someone’s doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it.”
  62. “The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”
  63. “Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.”
  64. “There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.”

Related: 15 Facts You Didn’t Know About Mister Rogers, Including the Real Reason He Changed into Sneakers for Every Episode

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