45 Motivational Fred Rogers Quotes On Love, Kindness

Fred McFeely Rogers was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. This Fred Rogers quotes on love, kindness, education, teacher will motivate you in life.

Best Fred Rogers Quotes

  1. “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.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” ~ Fred Rogers
  2. “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” ~ Fred Rogers
  3. “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.” ~ Fred Rogers, Fred Rogers quotes on kindness
  4. “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” ~ Fred Rogers

  5. “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.” ~ Fred Rogers
  6. “As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has-or ever will have-something inside that is unique to all time.” ~ Fred Rogers
  7. “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” ~ Fred Rogers
  8. “You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you.”

  9. “Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered . . . just one kind word to another person.” ~ Fred Rogers
  10. “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.” ~ Fred Rogers
  11. “At the center of the Universe is a loving heart that continues to beat and that wants the best for every person. Anything that we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job. Those of us who have this particular vision must continue against all odds. Life is for service.” ~ Fred Rogers
  12. “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.” ~ Fred Rogers
  13. “What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What really matters is helping others win too. Even if it means slowing down and changing our course now and then.” ~ Fred Rogers
  14. “I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable and, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving.” ~ Fred Rogers
  15. “Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our anger flow in tears when they need to. It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it.” ~ Fred Rogers
  16. “A love of learning has a lot to do with learning that we are loved.” ~ Fred Rogers

  17. “Real strength has to do with helping others.” ~ Fred Rogers
  18. “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.” ~ Fred Rogers
  19. “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
  20. “Transitions are almost always signs of growth, but they can bring feelings of loss. To get somewhere new, we may have to leave somewhere else behind.” ~ Fred Rogers
  21. “All of us have special ones who have loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are….Ten seconds of silence.” ~ Fred Rogers
  22. “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” ~ Fred Rogers

  23. “I like you just the way you are.” ~ Fred Rogers
  24. “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
  25. “It would have been sad for me to spend my life just trying to superimpose stuff on people rather than trying to encourage them to look within themselves for what’s of value.” ~ Fred Rogers
  26. “The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.” ~ Fred Rogers
  27. “I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex.” ~ Fred Rogers
  28. “We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are.” ~ Fred Rogers

  29. “Sometimes people are good, and they do just what they should. But the very same people who are good sometimes are the very same people who are bad sometimes. It’s funny but it’s true. Its the same isn’t it, for me and . . .” ~ Fred Rogers
  30. “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
  31. “Love begins with listening.” ~ Fred Rogers, Fred Rogers quotes on love
  32. “I believe that appreciation is a holy thing–that when we look for what’s best in a person we happen to be with at the moment, we’re doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating our neighbor, we’re participating in something sacred.” ~ Fred Rogers
  33. “What interests me so much about the characters of the Bible is that they make mistakes but God uses them anyway, in important ways. Nobody’s perfect, but God can even use our imperfection.” ~ Fred Rogers
  34. “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

  35. “The real issue in life is not how many blessings we have, but what we do with our blessings. Some people have many blessings and hoard them. Some have few and give everything away.” ~ Fred Rogers
  36. “Human relationships are primary in all of living. When the gusty winds blow and shake our lives, if we know that people care about us, we may bend with the wind … but we won’t break.” ~ Fred Rogers
  37. “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
  38. “We Don’t always succeed in what we try, certainly not by the world’s standards, but I think you’ll find it’s the willingness to keep trying that matters most.” ~ Fred Rogers
  39. “When we choose to be parents, we accept another human being as part of ourselves, and a large part of our emotional selves will stay with that person as long as we live. From that time on, there will be another person on this earth whose orbit around us will affect us as surely as the moon affects the tides, and affect us in some ways more deeply than anyone else can. Our children are extensions of ourselves.” ~ Fred Rogers
  40. “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.” ~ Fred Rogers
  41. “You know, you don’t have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable.” ~ Fred Rogers

  42. “It’s really easy to fall into the trap of believing that what we do is more important than what we are. Of course, it’s the opposite that’s true: What we are ultimately determines what we do!” ~ Fred Rogers
  43. “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
  44. “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, Fred Rogers quotes on teacher
  45. “Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others.” ~ Fred Rogers

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