These Mr. Rogers quotes will brighten your day and help you navigate life’s most difficult moments.
Fred Rogers is best known as Mr. Rogers, the host of the renowned children’s television program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Mr. Rogers welcomed young viewers to his “neighborhood” for 33 years, from 1968 to 2001.
He was known for creating a comforting, nurturing atmosphere that helped children understand themselves and the world around them.
Do you remember what Mr. Rogers taught you?
A whole generation has grown up since Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood stopped airing new episodes, but we can all stand to learn or refresh our memories from his wholesome lessons about life, love, kindness, and personal growth.
As you browse the quotes below, consider how his timeless words of wisdom can apply to you, and perhaps to any children in your life.
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Mr. Rogers Quotes About Kindness and Goodness
1.) “You are special. You’re special to me. There’s only one in this wonderful world.” – Mr. Rogers
2.) “Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors.” – Mr. Rogers
3.) “Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others.” – Mr. Rogers
4.) “The only thing evil can’t stand is forgiveness.”- Mr. Rogers
5.) “You can’t really love someone else unless you really love yourself first.” – Mr. Rogers
6.) “The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”- Mr. Rogers
7.) “I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex.” – Mr. Rogers
8.) “Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life.”- Mr. Rogers
9.) “It’s good to be curious about many things.”- Mr. Rogers
10.) “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” – Mr. Rogers
Mr. Rogers Quotes About Love
11.) “There’s a part of all of us that longs to know that even what’s weakest about us is still redeemable and can ultimately count for something good.”- Mr. Rogers
12.) “When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is: the lovely with the unlovely, the strong 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.”- Mr. Rogers
13.) “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.”- Mr. Rogers
14.) “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!” – Mr. Rogers
15.) “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”- Mr. Rogers
16.) “Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.” – Mr. Rogers
17.) “When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.”- Mr. Rogers
18.) “Everyone longs to be loved. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving.” – Mr. Rogers
19.) “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.”- Mr. Rogers
20.) “Taking care is one way to show your love. Another way is letting people take good care of you when you need it.” – Mr. Rogers
21.) “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
22.) “Try your best to make goodness attractive. That’s one of the toughest assignments you’ll ever be given.”- Mr. Rogers
23.) “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.” – Mr. Rogers
24.) “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.” – Mr. Rogers
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Mr. Rogers Quotes About What Really Matters
25.) “We get so wrapped up in numbers in our society. The most important thing is that we are able to be one-to-one, you and I with each other at the moment. If we can be present to the moment with the person that we happen to be with, that’s what’s important.” – Mr. Rogers
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Doesn’t it feel as though Mr. Rogers were speaking directly to you?
Fred Rogers always made it his goal for every one of his young viewers to feel personally connected to his show.
He wanted children to know they were loved so that they could explore themselves and their world without fear.
Mr. Rogers believed that fear was the most toxic thing that could exist in a person’s life.
He reasoned that if you feel afraid, you can’t grow and become the best version of yourself.
When you feel confident that you are not in danger and all your basic needs will be met, you can then grow and improve on yourself without fear.
Think of what you can achieve if you leave fear behind you!
What’s your biggest takeaway from these Mr. Rogers quotes and sayings?
Do you have any other favorite quotes to add?
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