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Fred Rogers was an inspirational speaker, author, TV host, and producer.

The topics of his speeches revolved around describing situations in normal life and seemingly helpful tips on how he would deal with tough circumstances in his own way. Rogers also spoke about the different gifts we all have as human beings.

Mr. Rogers started his prolific career as a television host for the program 'Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood'. He had had a troubled childhood himself, so he wanted to impart his knowledge and share his experiences to help the new generation deal with life.

He wanted children to grow up as honest selves and learn to forgive people who would tease them. His show was a hit not only with children, but with everyone. An interesting fact is that his his last words were "Am I a sheep?". He was referring to the Bible, where God seperates the good people from the bad.

Mr. Rogers Famous Quotes

These quotes by Mr. Rogers are very simple to understand and implement in life. Here are a few very famous quotes from the man lauded for his inspirational words. These quotes will help you change your perspective on life and transform into your honest self.

“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.”

“Fame is a four-letter word. And like tape, or zoom, or face, or pain, or love, or life, what ultimately matters is what we do with it.”

“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.”

“A love of learning has a lot to do with learning that we are loved.”

“You make each day a special day. You know how—by just your being you.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”

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

“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.”

“I like you just the way you are.”

“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.”

“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

“Transitions are almost always signs of growth, but they can bring feelings of loss. To get somewhere new, we may have to leave somewhere else behind.”

“I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex.”

“You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices.”

“Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn’t have to be a lonely kind of thing.”

“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.”

“Attitudes are caught, not taught.”

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

“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.”

“Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying.”

“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.”

Mr. Rogers Quotes About Love

(Mr. Rogers quotes cover a variety of aspects, including the depth of life and love.)

Love is a very special feeling and a complex one too. So here are a few quotes to help you understand what you may be feeling but are unable to express. These quotes might help you find answers to the questions you have.

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

“Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated.”

“It would have been sad for me to spend my life just trying to superimpose stuff on people rather than trying to encourage them to look within themselves for what’s of value.”

“We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.”

“You know, you don’t have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable.”

“I think that those who would try to make you feel less than who you are, I think that’s the greatest evil.”

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

“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.”

“People have said, ‘Don’t cry’ to other people for years and years,’ and all it has ever meant is, ‘I’m too uncomfortable when you show your feelings. Don’t cry.’ I’d rather have them say, ‘Go ahead and cry. I’m here to be with you.’”

“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.”

“Listening is where love begins—listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors.”

“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.”

“All of us have special ones who have loved us into being.”

“Love isn’t a perfect state of caring.”

“There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”

“We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love.”

“The greatest gift that you can give another person is to gracefully receive whatever it is that they want to give us.”

“Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence.”

"Anyone who has ever been able to sustain good work has had at least one person—and often many—who have believed in him or her. We just don’t get to be competent human beings without a lot of different investments from others.”

“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.”

Mr. Rogers Inspirational Quotes

Each day is a good day to be inspired. Read these quotes from Mr. Roger, that delve into a unique way to look at daily life situations - whether good or bad.

“Try your best to make goodness attractive. That’s one of the toughest assignments you’ll ever be given.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Silence is so powerful, so important. There is so much to be learned from it.”

“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.”

“Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past. Hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.”

“When I was a boy, I used to think that ‘strong’ meant having big muscles, great physical power; but the longer I live, the more I realize that real strength has much more to do with what is not seen.”

“Real strength has to do with helping others.”

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

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

“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.”

“One of the most important things a person can learn to do is to make something out of whatever he or she happens to have at the moment.”

“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.”

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

“Anything mentionable is manageable.”

Mr. Rogers Quotes About Children

Children are special gifts of God. Sometimes, adults feel that they do not understand their children. Listed below are a few quotes that will awaken your inner child, and help you relate better to the nuances of childhood.

“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.”

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

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

“When our children see us expressing our emotions, they can learn that their own feelings are natural and permissible, can be expressed, and can be talked about. That’s an important thing for our children to learn.”

“Parents don’t come into full bloom at the birth of the first baby. In fact, parenting is about growing. It’s about our own growth as much as it is about our children’s growing and that kind of growing happens little by little.”

“I’m proud of you for the times you came in second, or third, or fourth, but what you did was the best you have ever done.”

“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.”

“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?”

“The best teacher in the world is someone who loves what he or she does, and just loves it in front of you.”

“All life events are formative. All contribute to what we become, year by year, as we go on growing.”

“Often, out of periods of losing come the greatest strivings toward a new winning streak.”

“We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are.”

“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.'”

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Joan Agie

<p>With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.</p>

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