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21 Mr. Rogers Quotes More Relevant Now Than Ever

21 Mr. Rogers Quotes More Relevant Now Than Ever

“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.

“All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors–in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.”

“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. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.”

“I hope you’re proud of yourself for the times you’ve said “yes,” when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to someone else.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Real strength has to do with helping others.”

“There’s a world of difference between insisting on someone’s doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it.”

“The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.” “Try your best to make goodness attractive. That’s one of the toughest assignments you’ll ever be given.”

“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.”

“You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.”

“It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have”.

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

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

I think it’s very important — no matter what you may do professionally — to keep alive some of the healthy interests of your youth. Children’s play is not just kids’ stuff. Children’s play is rather the stuff of most future inventions.

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

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.

In a way, you’ve already won in this world because you’re the only one who can be you.

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