Fred Rogers Quotes.
Human beings need to feel that they are lovable and capable of 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 faГ§ade, and of course, the only way we can do it is by accepting ourselves that way.
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.
A love of learning has a lot to do with learning that we are loved.
Real strength has to do with helping others.
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.
If the day ever came when we were able to accept ourselves and our children exactly as we and they are, then, I believe, we would have come very close to an ultimate understanding of what ‘good’ parenting means.
I saw this new thing called television, and I saw people throwing pies in each other’s faces, and I thought, ‘This could be a wonderful tool for education! Why is it being used this way?’ So I said to my parents, ‘You know, I don’t think I’ll go into seminary right away. I think I’ll go into television.’
I don’t think that the basics that kids need have changed in 10,000 years.
One of the most important gifts a parent can give a child is the gift of accepting that child’s uniqueness.
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.
The world is not always a kind place. That’s something all children learn for themselves, whether we want them to or not, but it’s something they really need our help to understand.
Deep and simple are far, far more important than shallow and complicated and fancy.
You make each day a special day. You know how, by just your being you.
When I first saw children’s television, I thought it was perfectly horrible. And I thought there was some way of using this fabulous medium to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen.
You know, you don’t have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable.
Love begins with listening.