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The World According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers
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Jul 25, 09

Read in January, 2004

Favorite Quote: "What matters isn't how a person's inner
life finally puts together the alphabet and numbers of his outer
life. What really matters is whether he uses the alphabet for the
declaration of a war or the description of a sunrise---his numbers
for the final count at Buchenwald or the specifics of a brand-new

"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."

"I hope you're proud of yourself for the times you've said 'yes,'
when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful
only to somebody else."

"A high school student wrote to ask" 'What was
the greatest event in American history?' I can't say. However, I
suspect that like so many 'great' events, it was something very
simple and very quiet with little or no fanfare...."

"One of my wise teachers, Dr. William F. Orr, told me, 'There is only
one thing evil cannot stand and that is forgiveness.'"


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