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    The values we care about the deepest, and the movements within society that support those values, command our love. When those things that we care about so deeply become endangered, we become enraged. And what a healthy thing that is! Without it, we would never stand up and speak out for what we believe.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: society  believe  value  care  healthy 
     
    It may take months or years for a wish to come true, but it's far more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you'll do all you can to make it happen.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: true  wishes  care  year 
     
    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
    tags: children  heart  child  care  inspire 
     
    I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: complex 
     
    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
    I wonder what memories of yours will persist as you go on in life. My hunch is that the most important will have to do with feelings of loving and being loved - friends, family, teachers, shopkeepers - whoever's been close to you. As you continue to grow, you'll find many ways of expressing your love and you'll discover more and more ways in which others express their love for you.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: memory  friends  wonder  loving 
     
    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
    tags: people  true  strong 
     
    A love of learning has a lot to do with learning that we are loved.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: learning 
     
    It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls. It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is good stuff.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: fear  truth  soul  knowing  honor 
     
    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
    tags: control  god  write 
     
    Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn't have to be a lonely kind of thing.
    — Fred Rogers
    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
    tags: human  moment  eyes  eternity 
     
    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
    How great it is when we come to know that times of disappointment can be followed by joy; that guilt over falling short of our ideals can be replaced by pride in doing all that we can; and that anger can be channeled into creative achievements... and into dreams that we can make come true.
    — Fred Rogers
    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
    tags: people  live  dreams  meeting 
     
    Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered . . . just one kind word to another person.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: people  real  imagine 
     
    Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: children  help  child  hero 
     
    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
    tags: winning 
     
    Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else.
    — Fred Rogers
    The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: self  gift 
     
    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
    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
    The connections we make in the course of a life-maybe that's what heaven is.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: heaven 
     
    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
    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
    tags: world  standard 
     
    All I know to do is to light the candle that has been given to me.
    — Fred Rogers
    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
    Often, problems are knots with many strands, and looking at those strands can make a problem seem different.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: problem 
     
    It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine; could you be mine?
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: beautiful 
     
    One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: dignity 
     
    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
    tags: growth  loss 
     
    We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence.
    — Fred Rogers
    Our worlds needs more time to wonder and reflect but there is too much fast paced constant distraction.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: time  world  wonder 
     
    Silence is so powerful, so important. There is so much to be learned from it.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: silence  powerful 
     
    When I was a boy I used to think that STRONG meant having big muscles, great physical power; but the longer I live, the more I realize that real strength has much more to do with what is NOT seen. Real strength has to do with helping others.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: live  strong  real  boys  strength 
     
    Try your best to make goodness attractive. That's one of the toughest assignments you'll ever be given.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: goodness 
     
    Most of us, I believe, admire strength. It's something we tend to respect in others, desire for ourselves, and wish for our children. Sometimes, though, I wonder if we confuse strength with other words-like 'aggression' and even 'violence'. Real strength is neither male nor female; but it is, quite simply, one of the finest characteristics that a human being can possess.
    — Fred Rogers
    When we treat children's play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that's to be found in the creative spirit. It's the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: people  joy  live  help  spirit  creative 
     
    Whether we're a preschooler or a young teen, a graduating college senior or a retired person, we human beings all want to know that we're acceptable, that our being alive somehow makes a difference in the lives of others.
    — Fred Rogers
    tags: people  live  young  human  teen  college 
     
    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.
    — Fred Rogers
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    fred rogers
    Birth    : March 20, 1928
    Death  : February 27, 2003
    Occupation  : Educator