Fred Rogers Quotes.
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.’
Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered . . . just one kind word to another person.
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.
Love begins with listening.
All of us have special ones who have loved us into being.
It’s not the honors and not the titles and not the power that is of ultimate importance. It’s what resides inside.
The space between the television set and the viewer is holy ground.
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 I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.
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.
Deep and simple are far, far more important than shallow and complicated and fancy.
I recently learned that in an average lifetime a person walks about sixty-five thousand miles. That’s two and a half times around the world. I wonder where your steps will take you. I wonder how you’ll use the rest of the miles you’re given.
The underlying message of the Neighborhood is that if somebody cares about you, it’s possible that you’ll care about others. ‘You are special, and so is your neighbor’ – that part is essential: that you’re not the only special person in the world. The person you happen to be with at the moment is loved, too.
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.
Real strength has to do with helping others.
How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.