A Bit of Wisdom from Fred Rogers

Pittsburg, PA…Fred McFeely Rogers March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003. Mister Rogers, Presbyterian minister. Host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001.

“I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable. And, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving.”

“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.”

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”

“To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”

“Deep and simple are far, far more important than shallow and complicated and fancy.”

“Love isn’t a perfect state of caring. It’s an active noun, like ‘struggle.”