12 incredibly inspiring quotes from Mister Rogers

The man was a genius.

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This video, created by PBS Digital Studio, brought a huge wave of memories for me and got me thinking about inspiration and imagination.

Fred Rogers inspired millions of children to use their imagination—to imagine beyond what they see—and to grow. His patience in explaining things, asking questions, and giving us permission to be afraid spoke directly to each tiny viewer as he or she peered at the screen. Fred Rogers broke ground in television and helped a nation go places it had never been before.

I compiled some quotes by Mister Rogers; I hope he brings you some inspiration today.

1. “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”

2. “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.”

3. “Love and trust, in the space between what’s said and what’s heard in our life, can make all the difference in the world. ”

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