Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wise Words from Fred

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wise Words from Fred

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For 50 years, Fred Rogers taught preschoolers about life and themselves on his PBS show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." He educated others in interviews, speeches and testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee in May 1969. Here are quotes that reveal his simple, honest wisdom:

* "It always helps to have people we love beside us when we have to do difficult things in life."

* "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."

* "Go ahead and cry. I'm here to be with you."

* "Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations that give us more and more clues that we aren't perfect. …

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