World According to Mr. Rogers

One of my favorite people and heroes in the world is Fred Rogers. If only people would look to him more often as a role model. Kindness and Love were always at the forefront of his behavior when dealing with other human beings, especially children. I have listed a few quotes of his below:

The Fred Rogers Center  …His site is worth the look

“Deep within us—no matter who we are—there lives a feeling of wanting to be lovable, of wanting to be the kind of person that others like to be with. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving.” 

“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.” 

“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.” 

“There are many ways to say I love you. Just by being there when things are sad and scary. Just by being there, being there, being there to say, I love you.”

“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.” 

“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.” 

“The toughest thing is to love somebody who has done something mean to you. Especially when that somebody has been yourself.”

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

“Love seems to be something that keeps filling up within us. The more we give away, the more we have to give.” 

“When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is: the lovely with the unlovely, the strong along 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.”

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

  1. Carly says:

    One of my heros as a kid (and still now ;))…do I need to say anything more? Love those quotes. ❤️

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    1. Noellie says:

      He truly was and always will be the best. I wish more people would look up to him, especially when it comes to how they treat people…children mostly. Thanks for coming to my page.

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      1. Carly says:

        Totally agree. I watched the Mr. Rogers movie and I was surprised to learn that he had a very tough childhood. He felt misunderstood. But when you think about it this helps him know how a child shouldn’t be treated so they can be treated better. 🙂

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