With all the rancor in the news lately, now is the perfect time to share photos of one of the sweetest men who has ever lived, Mr. Fred McFeely Rogers, along with some of the beautiful thoughts that he brought to the world. No doubt we could all use a bit of his love and wisdom right now. These extraordinary photos are brought to you by world renowned photographer Lynn Johnson, and of course, the insightful quotes are from the man himself.

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“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.”

“The real issue in life is not how many blessings we have, but what we do with our blessings. Some people have many blessings and hoard them. Some have few and give everything away.”

“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.”

“The earth hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space. Every one of us is a part of that jewel. A facet of that jewel. And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal”.

“When I say it’s you I like, I am talking about that part of you that knows 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 rise triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed”.

“There are 3 ways to the ultimate success. The first way is to be kind, the second is to be kind, the 3rd is to be kind.”