A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

The Best Life Advice Comes From the Muppets

Updated: Mar. 07, 2022

It's not easy being green—but these wise words on life, love, and happiness will get you through the bad to the amazing.

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Believe in yourself.

“I don’t care what you think of me, unless you think I’m awesome. In which case you are right.” —Miss Piggy

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You control your destiny.

“Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending.” —Kermit the Frog

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Go where the winners are.

“It seems the words on my coffee mug are right: ‘It is hard to soar with Eagles when you work with turkeys.'” —Sam the American Eagle

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There’s power in numbers.

“I’ve got a dream too, but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. That’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with.” —Kermit the Frog

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Work your connections.

Scooter: “Hey boss…I wanted to talk to you about the act I’m doing on the show tonight.”
Kermit: “Scooter, you’re not doing an act on the show tonight.”
Scooter: “Gee, my uncle who owns the theatre thought of this act.”
Kermit: “Tell us about the act you’re doing on the show tonight.”

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Be true to yourself.

“Here’s some simple advice: always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware the advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.” —Kermit the Frog

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Always know at least one good joke.

“What should you do if someone gives you a large boulder as a present? Take it for granite! Wocka! Wocka!” —Fozzie Bear

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For more Muppet quotes…

It’s The Muppets Most Wanted! In theaters March 21.

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