A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

The Best Life Advice Comes From the Muppets

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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