29 Best Mister Rogers Quotes

29 Best Mister Rogers Quotes

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Fred Rogers, better known as his character Mister Rogers, was a minister, educator, author, and television host born in 1928. After being upset with the way that television spoke to children he created his own children’s program, Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, which focused on character and confidence building. He died sadly from cancer on February 27, 2003 at the age of 74.

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.”

“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.”

“Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others.”

“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.”

“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 somebody else.”

“It always helps to have people we love beside us when we have to do difficult things in life.”

“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine; could you be mine?”

“It’s a mistake to think that we have to be lovely to be loved by human beings or by God.”

“It’s important to know when we need to stop, reflect, and receive. In our competitive world, that might be called a waste of time.”

“It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have.”

“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.”

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”

“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.”

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”

“Peace means far more than the opposite of war.”

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

“The child is in me still…and sometimes not so still!”

“The connections we make in the course of a life–maybe that’s what heaven is.”

“The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”

“The only thing evil can’t stand is forgiveness.”

“The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.”

“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. ”

“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.”

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and
respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

“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.”

“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.’ To this day, especially in times
of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers-so many caring people in this world.”

“When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my
heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.”

“Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past.”

“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. ”