11 reassuring Mr. Rogers’ quotes that we could all use in our lives right now

With a lot of tragedies going on in the world right now, people are seeking comfort anywhere they can find it. It never hurts to have some extra words of wisdom and motivation, so here are a few of my favorite quotes from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, in hopes to bring you a smile today.

1. On helping one another:

“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.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers–so many caring people in this world.”

2. On the definition of peace:

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3. On accepting pain:

“There’s no ‘should’ or ‘should not’ when it comes to having feelings. They’re part of who we are and their origins are beyond our control. When we can believe that, we may find it easier to make constructive choices about what to do with those feelings.”

4. On the value of life:

“As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has–or ever will have–something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.”

5. On the inherent good in people:

“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.”

6. On true heroes:

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7. On shared responsibility:

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

8. On the importance of choices:

“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.”

9. On imperfections:

“Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations that give us more and more clues that we are not perfect. ”

10. On affecting others:

“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.”

11. On new beginnings:

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