Fred Rogers Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Fred Rogers quotes, Fred Rogers sayings, and Fred Rogers proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

What makes the difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things, and it may take months or years for 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
What really matters is not just our own winning but helping other people to win, too. Fred Rogers
If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. Fred Rogers
Hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. Fred Rogers
Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go. Fred Rogers
I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline. Fred Rogers
How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us. Fred Rogers
Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others. Fred Rogers
Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past. Fred Rogers
Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. Fred 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
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
This evening is as brief as the twinkling of an eye yet such twinklings is what eternity is made of. Fred Rogers
If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. Fred Rogers
When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. Fred 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
It's really easy to fall into the trap of bellieving 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
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
What is important to consider, I think, is the difference between what is imaginary and what is real--and the fears are real. Fred Rogers
Feelings about money -- saving and spending, holding back and letting go -- start very early in our lives. Stingy people have often been forced to give when they were very, very young, when they weren't ready. And generous people have often been really appreciated when they were very young. Fred Rogers
Children who grow up with plenty can learn to give, just as children who grow up receiving love can learn to express it. Fred Rogers
To grow up to be healthy, very young children do not need to know how to read, but they need to know how to play. Fred Rogers
A sense of individual identity is one of the greatest gifts that parents can give a child. If that gift is not given, children will have to fight for their identities instead. When twins have to fight each other for it, they could, indeed, grow up to be 'identical strangers.' Fred Rogers
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. Fred Rogers
I believe that the basis of any health education lies in a person's caring enough about himself that he'll want to take care of himself. Fred Rogers
Caring is not what a powerful person gives to a weaker one. Caring is a matter of being there...lamenting right along with the one who laments. Fred Rogers
To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now--and to go on caring even through times that may bring us pain. Fred Rogers
For children, play is a serious learning. Fred Rogers
A love of learning has a lot to do with learning that we're loved. Fred 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