35 "Fred Rogers" Quotes And Sayings

Fred Rogers was a producer, writer, and puppeteer who created the world's most beloved children's television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The show is still being broadcast daily to more than 4 million families in the United States and is also being re-broadcast in more than 125 countries. Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood was honored as one of America's "Gems of the Century" by the Library of Congress and as a "Great American Children's Program" by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Read more

In addition to his work on Mister Rogers, Fred Rogers also wrote and produced Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, which is now a nationally syndicated series for PBS KIDS. Fred Rogers received a special Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2002 for his work on Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.

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When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed. Fred Rogers
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Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities. Fred Rogers
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We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence. Fred Rogers
The connections we make in the course of a life--maybe...
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The connections we make in the course of a life--maybe that's what heaven is. Fred Rogers
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Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. 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. Fred Rogers
In times of stress, the best thing we can do...
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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. Fred Rogers
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In the external scheme of things, shining moments are as brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what eternity is made of -- moments when we human beings can say "I love you, " "I'm proud of you, " "I forgive you, " "I'm grateful for you." That's what eternity is made of: invisible imperishable good stuff. Fred Rogers
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It's very dramatic when two people come together to work something out. It's easy to take a gun and annihilate your opposition, but what is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other. Fred Rogers
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It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?.. It's a neighborly day in this beauty wood, A neighborly day for a beauty. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?.. I've always wanted to have a neighbor just like you. I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you. So, let's make the most of this beautiful day. Since we're together we might as well say: Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor? Won't you please, Won't you please? Please won't you be my neighbor? . Fred Rogers
Who we are in the present includes who we were...
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Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past. Fred Rogers
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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
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I believe that at the center of the universe there dwells a loving spirit who longs for all that’s best in all of creation, a spirit who knows the great potential of each planet as well as each person, and little by little will love us into being more than we ever dreamed possible. That loving spirit would rather die than give up on any one of us. Fred Rogers
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Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. Fred Rogers
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[I]f we can bring our children understanding, comfort, and hopefulness when they need this kind of support, then they are more likely to grow into adults who can find these resources within themselves later on. (from the introduction) Fred Rogers
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Most of us, I believe, admire strength. It's something we tend to respect in others, desire for ourselves, and wish for our children. Sometimes, though, I wonder if we confuse strength with other words–like 'aggression' and even 'violence'. Real strength is neither male nor female; but it is, quite simply, one of the finest characteristics that a human being can possess. Fred Rogers
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Pretending doesn't require expensive toys. Fred Rogers
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You are a very special person. There is only one like you in the whole world. There's never been anyone exactly like you before, and there will never be again. Only you. And people can like you exactly as you are. Fred Rogers
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I can put on a hat, or put on a coat, Or wear a pair of glasses or sail a boat. I can change all my names and find a place to hide. I can do most anything, but I'm still myself inside. I can go far away, or dream of anything, Or wear a scary costume or act like a king. I can change all my names and find a place to hide. I can do almost anything, but I'm still myself. I'm still myself. I'm still myself inside. Fred Rogers
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We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are. Fred Rogers
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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