75 Fred Rogers Quotes from American Television Host

Fred Rogers also known as Mister Rogers was an American TV host famous for his show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” (1968–2001).

After studying music in college he worked at NBC and later at public television station WQED in Pittsburgh.

He also earned a divinity degree and became a minister. His show taught children important life lessons and values through songs and stories.

Fred Rogers Quotes

Rogers won many awards including four Daytime Emmys and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

His legacy lives on in “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” a PBS animated series inspired by his show.

I have curated a list of the best quotes by Fred Rogers.

Best Fred Rogers Quotes


Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).


The kingdom of God is for the broken hearted. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).


Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn’t have to be a lonely kind of thing. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).


Life is for service. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).


Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).


Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Peace means far more than the opposite of war. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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 (Mister Rogers).


There are times when explanations, no matter how reasonable, just don’t seem to help. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Often, problems are knots with many strands, and looking at those strands can make a problem seem different. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Famous Fred Rogers Quotes

There’s a part of all of us that longs to know that even what’s weakest about us is still redeemable and can ultimately count for something good. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Everyone longs to be loved. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).


Real strength has to do with helping others. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Try your best to make goodness attractive. That’s one of the toughest assignments you’ll ever be given. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).


There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations that give us more and more clues that we are not perfect. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

The media shows the tiniest percentage of what people do. There are millions and millions of people doing wonderful things all over the world, and they’re generally not the ones being touted in the news. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Top Fred Rogers Quotes

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. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).


You are special. You’re special to me. There’s only one in this wonderful world. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

The thing I remember best about successful people I’ve met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they’re doing and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they’re doing, and they love it in front of others. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning? ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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 (Mister Rogers).


You can’t really love someone else unless you really love yourself first. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Love and trust, in the space between what’s said and what’s heard in our life, can make all the difference in this world. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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 (Mister Rogers).

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. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Whatever we choose to imagine can be as private as we want it to be. Nobody knows what you’re thinking or feeling unless you share it. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

We get so wrapped up in numbers in our society. The most important thing is that we are able to be one-to-one, you and I with each other at the moment. If we can be present to the moment with the person that we happen to be with, that’s what’s important. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Popular Fred Rogers Quotes

The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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.’ ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).


Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

It always helps to have people we love beside us when we have to do difficult things in life. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister 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 (Mister Rogers).

The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

It’s the people we love the most who can make us feel the gladdest…and the maddest! Love and anger are such a puzzle! ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).


Love and success, always in that order. It’s that simple AND that difficult. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

In a way, you’ve already won in this world because you’re the only one who can be you. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Often out of periods of losing come the greatest strivings toward a new winning streak. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Fame is a four-letter word; and like ‘tape’ or ‘zoom’ or ‘face’ or ‘pain’ or ‘life’ or ‘love,’ what ultimately matters is what we do with it. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Great Fred Rogers Quotes

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 (Mister Rogers).

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. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

It’s a mistake to think that we have to be lovely to be loved by human beings or by God. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Even though no human being is perfect, we always have the chance to bring what’s unique about us to life in a redeeming way. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Taking care is one way to show your love. Another way is letting people take good care of you when you need it. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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 (Mister Rogers).

I don’t think anyone can grow unless he’s loved exactly as he is now, appreciated for what he is rather than what he will be. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Nobody else can live the life you live. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Powerful Fred Rogers Quotes

We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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 (Mister Rogers).


Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love. Like all of life’s important coping skills, the ability to forgive and the capacity to let go of resentments most likely take root very early in our lives. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Love is like infinity: You can’t have more or less infinity, and you can’t compare two things to see if they’re ‘equally infinite.’ Infinity just is, and that’s the way I think love is, too. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Our society is much more interested in information than wonder, in noise rather than silence…And I feel that we need a lot more wonder and a lot more silence in our lives. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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 (Mister Rogers).

Wise Fred Rogers Quotes

The only thing evil can’t stand is forgiveness. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

The child is in me still and sometimes not so still. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

Imagining something may be the first step in making it happen, but it takes the real time and real efforts of real people to learn things, make things, turn thoughts into deeds or visions into inventions. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

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 (Mister Rogers).

You can think about things and make believe. All you have to do is think and they’ll grow. ~ Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers).

So these were the 75 top Fred Rogers quotes and sayings about kindness, love, teachers and learning.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Franklin D. Roosevelt quotes and Frank Zappa quotes.

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