Quotes by Fred Rogers

"When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed."

"Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities."

"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."

"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."

"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."

Books by Fred Rogers

  • When a Pet Dies
  • 230 ratings
  • April 13th 1998 by Puffin Books

    (first published 1988)

  • Going to the Potty
  • 94 ratings
  • September 22nd 1997 by Puffin Books

    (first published March 28th 1986)

  • The New Baby
  • 83 ratings
  • June 18th 1996 by Puffin Books

    (first published 1985)

Fred Rogers
  • Fred Rogers

  • Date of birth: March 20, 1928
  • Died: February 27, 2003
  • Born: in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, The United States.

  • Description: Fred McFeely Rogers was an American educator, minister, songwriter, and television host. Rogers was the host of the television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, in production from 1968 to 2001. Rogers was also an ordained Presbyterian minister.