The best Fred Rogers Quotes

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fred rogers quotes on love

Just because somebody wants to be alone sometimes, it doesn’t mean they don’t love you. —Fred Rogers


Love begins with listening. —Fred Rogers

Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors. —Fred Rogers

Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others. —Fred Rogers


Love isn’t a perfect state of caring. —Fred Rogers

Love and trust, in the space between what’s said and what’s heard in our life, can make all the difference in the world. —Fred Rogers

Fame is a four–letter word; and like tape or zoom or face or pain or life or love, what ultimately matters is what we do with it. —Fred Rogers


fred rogers quotes on children

Children aren’t responsible for wars. —Fred Rogers


Our children are extensions of ourselves in ways our parents are not, nor our brothers and sisters, nor our spouses. —Fred Rogers

For a couple with young children, divorce seldom comes as a “solution” to stress, only as a way to end one form of pain and accept another. —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


fred rogers quotes on give

The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self. —Fred Rogers


How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us. —Fred Rogers

I feel the greatest gift we can give to anybody is the gift of our honest self. —Fred Rogers

One of the most important gifts a parent can give a child is the gift of accepting that child’s uniqueness. —Fred Rogers


My hunch is that if we allow ourselves to give who we really are to the children in our care, we will in some way inspire cartwheels in their hearts. —Fred Rogers

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? —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


The greatest gift that you can give another person is to gracefully receive whatever it is that they want to give us. —Fred Rogers

Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past. —Fred Rogers

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


The kingdom of God is for the broken hearted —Fred Rogers

To say that you are being carried is a declaration of enormous faith and hope. —Fred Rogers

All I know to do is to light the candle that has been given to me. —Fred Rogers


I have really never considered myself a TV star. I always thought I was a neighbor who just came in for a visit. —Fred Rogers

Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go. —Fred Rogers

Vermont is a small state which makes an enormous difference. —Fred Rogers


I’m fairly convinced that the Kingdom of God is for the broken–hearted. You write of ‘powerlessness.’ Join the club, we are not in control. God is. —Fred Rogers

There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. —Fred Rogers

It’s a miracle when we finally discover whom we’re best equipped to serve. —Fred Rogers


fred rogers quotes on important

For children, play is exceedingly seriously & important —Fred Rogers


fred rogers quotes on feelings

You know, you don’t have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable. —Fred Rogers


I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex. —Fred Rogers

Human beings need to feel that they are lovable and capable of loving. —Fred Rogers

The whole idea is to look at the television camera and present as much love as you possibly could to a person who might feel that he or she needs it. —Fred Rogers


Hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. —Fred Rogers

I believe that those of us who are the producers and purveyors of television, I believe that we are the servants of this nation. —Fred Rogers

Whatever we choose to imagine can be as private as we want it to be. Nobody knows what you’re thinking or feeling unless you share it. —Fred Rogers


fred rogers quotes on people

What really matters is not just our own winning but helping other people to win, too. —Fred Rogers


If your trusted and people will allow you to share their inner gardern…what better gift? —Fred Rogers

I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers–so many caring people in this world. —Fred Rogers

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

Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. —Fred Rogers

It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives. —Fred Rogers


The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile. —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

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


fred rogers quotes on life

I believe it’s a fact of life that what we have is less important than what we make out of what we have. —Fred Rogers


The real drama of life is never centerstage. It’s always in the wings. —Fred Rogers

Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life. —Fred Rogers

Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. —Fred McFeely


In my own life, as the nearer I get to the end of life on this earth, the simpler I want to become. —Fred Rogers

The connections we make in the course of a life––maybe that’s what heaven is. —Fred Rogers

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. —Fred Rogers


fred rogers quotes on world

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


We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are. —Fred Rogers

One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation. —Fred Rogers

Our worlds needs more time to wonder and reflect but there is too much fast paced constant distraction. —Fred Rogers


fred rogers quotes on often

Honesty is often very hard. The truth is often painful. But the freedom it can bring is worth the trying. —Fred Rogers


fred rogers quotes on kind

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


More from Fred rogers

We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears. —Fred Rogers

There’s always someone who is trying to help. —Fred Rogers

Anything mentionable is manageable. —Fred Rogers


Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort. —Fred Rogers

If it’s mentionable, it’s manageable. —Fred Rogers

The only thing evil can’t stand is forgiveness. —Fred Rogers


Attitudes are caught, not taught. —Fred Rogers

You bring all you ever were and are to any relationship you have today. —Fred Rogers

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 —Fred Rogers


Peace means far more than the opposite of war. —Fred Rogers

It’s not the honors and not the titles and not the power that is of ultimate importance. It’s what resides inside. —Fred Rogers

The space between the television set and the viewer is holy ground. —Fred Rogers


I don’t want to eat anything that has a mother —Fred Rogers

Play is really the work of childhood. —Fred Rogers

You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you. —Fred Rogers


Real strength has to do with helping others. —Fred Rogers

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine; could you be mine? —Fred Rogers

I like you just the way you are. —Fred Rogers


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