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Who Said It: Bob Ross or Mister Rogers?
by Staff
Bob Ross and Mister Rogers are probably the two gentlest spirits to grace the lives of people who grew up on PBS. Can you tell them apart?

"There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"You have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"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."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

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

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"Every day is a good day when you paint."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere — you only have to look to see it."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"Find freedom on this canvas."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn't have to be a lonely kind of thing."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"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."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"We don't make mistakes. We just have happy accidents."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"It's important to know when we need to stop, reflect, and receive."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"Don’t forget to make all these little things individuals — all of them special in their own way."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"This is happy place; little squirrels live here and play."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"It's such a good feeling to know we're lifelong friends."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"See how it fades right into nothing. That's just what you're looking for."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"You need the dark in order to show the light."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"Just go out and talk to a tree. Make friends with it."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"The child is in me still, and sometimes not so still."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

" … It's so essential for us to be mindful of the humble and the deep rather than the flashy and the superficial."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"Fame is a four-letter word; and like tape or zoom or face or pain or life or love, what ultimately matters is what we do with it."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers

"If you do too much, it’s going to lose its effectiveness."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"Your greatest gift you ever give is your honest self."

  • Mister Rogers
  • Bob Ross

"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of."

  • Bob Ross
  • Mister Rogers