The World According to Mister Rogers

Fred Rogers quotes from The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember:

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.


In the external scheme of things, shining moments are as brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what eternity is made of — moments when we human beings can say "I love you", "I'm proud of you", "I forgive you", "I'm grateful for you". That's what eternity is made of: invisible, imperishable good stuff.


Love is like infinity: you can't have more or less infinity, and you can't compare two things to see if they're "equally infinite". Infinity just is, and that's the way I think love is, too.


When I think of solitude, I think of an anecdote from With the Door Open: My Experience by the late Danish religious philosopher Johannes Anker Larsen: "The most comprehensive formula for human culture which I know was given by the old peasant who, on his death bed, obtained from his son this one promise: to sit every day for half an hour alone in the best room."

(cf 2018-09-10 - Thank You, Mr Rogers, Mr Rogers Asks (2019-11-18), Present in Every Moment (2019-11-25), 143 (2019-11-28), ...) - ^z - 2020-03-13