Fred Rogers quotes

Born
March 20, 1928 Latrobe, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Died
February 27, 2003.

Occupation
Television personality.

Fred Rogers was an American television personality. He was known as host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001).

I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex.
– Fred Rogers
Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.
– Fred Rogers
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.
– Fred Rogers
We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.
– Fred Rogers
You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you.
– Fred Rogers
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.
– Fred Rogers
Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.
– Fred Rogers
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!
– Fred Rogers
The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.
– Fred Rogers
We’re all on a journey – each one of us. And if we can be sensitive to the person who happens to be our neighbor, that, to me, is the greatest challenge as well as the greatest pleasure.
– Fred Rogers
Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.
– Fred Rogers
Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated.
– Fred Rogers
There’s always someone who is trying to help.
– Fred Rogers
A love of learning has a lot to do with learning that we are loved.
– Fred Rogers
All of us have special ones who have loved us into being.
– Fred Rogers
Silence is so powerful, so important. There is so much to be learned from it.
– Fred Rogers
We want to raise our children so that they can take a sense of pleasure in both their own heritage and the diversity of others.
– Fred Rogers
I recently learned that in an average lifetime a person walks about sixty-five thousand miles. That’s two and a half times around the world. I wonder where your steps will take you. I wonder how you’ll use the rest of the miles you’re given.
– Fred Rogers
Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.
– Fred Rogers
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.
– Fred Rogers
I feel the greatest gift we can give to anybody is the gift of our honest self.
– Fred Rogers
Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered . . . just one kind word to another person.
– Fred Rogers
Love begins with listening.
– Fred Rogers
We Don’t always succeed in what we try, certainly not by the world’s standards, but I think you’ll find it’s the willingness to keep trying that matters most.
– Fred Rogers
How great it is when we come to know that times of disappointment can be followed by joy; that guilt over falling short of our ideals can be replaced by pride in doing all that we can; and that anger can be channeled into creative achievements… and into dreams that we can make come true.
– Fred Rogers
It may take months or years for a wish to come true, but it’s far more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you’ll do all you can to make it happen.
– Fred Rogers
Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations that give us more and more clues that we are not perfect.
– Fred Rogers
Real strength has to do with helping others.
– Fred Rogers
The older I get, the more convinced I am that the space between people who are trying their best to understand each other is hallowed ground.
– Fred Rogers
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.
– Fred Rogers
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.
– Fred Rogers
Try your best to make goodness attractive. That’s one of the toughest assignments you’ll ever be given.
– Fred Rogers
I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable and, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving.
– Fred Rogers
Human relationships are primary in all of living. When the gusty winds blow and shake our lives, if we know that people care about us, we may bend with the wind … but we won’t break.
– Fred Rogers
Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our anger flow in tears when they need to. It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it.
– Fred Rogers
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.
– Fred Rogers
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.
– Fred Rogers
I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.
– Fred Rogers