" Mister Roger's Message was potent. He really believed that there was goodness in all of us, and that we all had value. "
--Marielle Heller (1979-)
the movie director of 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' about the beloved TV personality Fred Rogers ('Mr. Rogers')

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"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
--Mark Twain (1835-1910)
U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author
Personal Reward
"A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists."
--L. Ron Hubbard
founder of scientology
Culture Art Imagination Dreams
"If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you've got to go all the way."
--Lance Armstrong
cancer survivor and 7-time Tour de France winner
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
--Dr. Martin Luther King (1929-1968)
Love Religion
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
--Mahatma Ghandi
Politics Success Winning
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
--Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Religion Beer
"If it weren't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever."
--David Letterman (1947-)
American comedian, TV talk-show host
Confession Celebrity Absurd Personality Coffee
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Personal Winning
"Now, what's the best fire department in the world?"
--Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of NYC, during the immediate recovery from the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center towers
"All that I am or hope to be I owe to my mother."
--Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
American president
Confession Mother Achievement
"Those that masterminded the events of September 11th, underestimated America...they underestimated the commander-in-chief."
--George W. Bush
American Presidents Patriotism
"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
--Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Democracy Society Death Tax
"You have achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you are doing is work or play."
--Warren Beaty
Personal Success
"Your New Year's resolutions are your last year's confessions."
--Fred Smith (1915-)
Texas businessman and inspirational speaker
Confession New Year
"The greatest example of teaching love that children can have is what happens between their mothers and fathers in their own homes."
--Frederick K. C. Price
Love Parenting Children Mother
"It is necessary for states to avoid the temptation to appeal to the law of force rather than to the force of law."
--Pope John Paul
from his 2003 World Day of Peace message
Law Politics Personal
"Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise."
--Dr. William Scholl (1882-1968)
developed over 1,000 foot-care products and founded Dr. Scholl Co.
"Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
--Eleanor Roosevelt
"I never considered myself a TV star. I always thought I was a neighbor who just came in for a visit."
--Fred Rogers (1928-2003)
creator & host of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"
Celebrity Children
"Carpe diem. (Seize the day.)"
--Old Latin proverb