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14 Inspiring Frog Quotes

Frogs are some of the most interesting and adaptable creatures that can be found in nature, and they offer plenty of life lessons that we humans can learn from. Join us as we discuss some of the most impairing and fascinating frog quotes from authors, artists and movies to keep you hopping along on some of the most challenging days. 

1. Be Adaptable

“Don’t be a fish, be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit the ground.”

Kin Young-Ha

This quote takes a humorous approach to the way we should handle everyday twists and turns or hurdles that life throws at us. Instead of attempting to do the same thing hoping it works, adapt your mind and approaches to the challenge being faced. Like Einstein once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

2. Break Societal Norms

“We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.”

Eric Berne

Eric Berne has taken the classic ‘frog becomes a prince’ story and twisted it to associate with everyday norms within society. The quote implies that every human is born to be an incredible individual within the world, and it is the world in which we are born into that moulds us into something we may not be. Do not be afraid to stand out to be yourself and inspire others.

3. Take Life Easy

“Just follow the bouncin’ butt!”

Ray, The Princess And The Frog

This funny quote is from The Princess and The Frog when the main characters first meet Ray. The characters are looking to find their way. This funny quote reminds us to take life more lightheartedly and laugh a little. If you are up for a laugh, find out if frogs have butts in this article on our blog.

4. Keep Some Things to Yourself

“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.”

E.B. White

Comedy is the center of this quote, as it focuses on not dissecting jokes to analyse them. This quote means that the more you analyze the details and specifics of a joke, the less funny it becomes. The same can be said for magic tricks. When you explain how a magic trick works, it becomes a lot less interesting to the viewer. Sometimes, it is best to keep things to yourself.

5. Avoid Procrastination 

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

Mark Twain

This quote takes a metaphorical approach to the concept of efficiency and procrastination. It emphasizes that tasks should be done as soon as possible, and if there are plenty of things on the to-do list, it’s best to start with the most time-consuming ones first (CTNF).

6. Keep Exploiting Your Interests

“Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you do not have one.”

Kermit The Frog

This encouraging quote is for anyone who hasn’t yet found their zone of genius. If you feel like you are moving through life without purpose do not fret. Some people discover their talents and gifts much later on in life. Also keep this quote from Einstein: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

7. Patience is a Virtue

 “A fast tongue is a sign of a slow brain.”

Abu Fennek

This quote takes a humorous yet intellectual approach to the concept of acting too quickly. Frogs quickly make one of two decisions all day: eat or flee. But they sometimes make mistakes. Those who act or speak with little to no contemplation often have less to offer, while those who take time to ponder their responses usually come up with more appropriate or effective ideas. 

8. Set Your Life Goals

“A frog in the mud is happier than a man because he has no ambition to reach the stars!”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

This quote compares the hopes and dreams of a simple-minded creature to the ever-expanding wishes of humans. It implies that, unlike humans who will likely always be seeking more than what they have, frogs will remain happy with very little since they will never really feel the need to attain more. 

9. Rethink Your Perspective 

“We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.”

Mao Zedong

This quote compares closed-minded people to frogs. People may only think as far as they can see or perceive, which leaves an immeasurable number of overlooked aspects. If we broaden our horizons, it will be much easier to have a more holistic view of the world. Immersive travel is an excellent way to open our minds and rethink our perspectives on people and the world.

10. Finding ‘The One’

“Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.”

Bianca Frazier

This comedic quote takes a rather whimsical approach to the idea of dating and finding a partner that suits you just right. Not every frog that gets a kiss will turn into a prince. In most cases, it will take a few bad apples and some heartbreaks before you find your partner. Keep in mind that kissing frogs can actually be dangerous.

11. Focus on Your Ambitions

“I’m not a diva. I’m a tadpole trying to be a frog.”

Toni Braxton

The quote takes a complex topic and captures its essence by comparing the judgment that a tadpole might receive from others. Sometimes, people may mock or scrutinize others for trying to better themselves, and they may even label them. But, it’s important to be aware of what you’re trying to achieve in life and focus on the person you’d like to become in time. Do not let the fears of others bring you down.

12. Be a Bookworm

“My parents used to call me ‘The Little Frog,’ because whenever they asked how I knew something, I’d say ‘read it,’ which sounds a bit like a frog croak.”

Talulah Riley

This quote is half statement half-joke, as it stems from many old frog and toad jokes. But, it’s nevertheless a funny and enjoyable quote, and there is something pleasant about knowing that such a classic kids joke has become a fond childhood memory in some households. 

13. Dare to Dream

“There is no place in a city that can’t be better. There is no toad that can’t be a princess, no frog that can’t become a prince.”

Jamie Lerner

This quote completely summarizes the potential for growth and positive change, irrespective of the situation or context. At times, it may seem impossible, especially if others believe that positive change is unreachable. But, just about any place, person, or circumstance can be bettered over time with care and effort. 

14. Focus on The Positive

“Be thankful for the bad things in life, for they opened your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to.”

Kermit The Frog

This wise Kermit The Frog quote reminds us that without experiencing the bad, we would not fully experience the good. When bad things happen in life, there are good things that can be learned from the experience. It may be very difficult to see what the positive is at first, but with time and patience, you certainly can see and experience the good things more deeply after a negative experience.

More Frog Quotes

While frogs are equally funny and fascinating, there are plenty of comedic yet wise quotes that they have inspired. Whether you’re facing challenges, are trying to better yourself, or just need a mood uplift, these quotes are sure to spark some thought and put a smile on your face. 

Check out the other frog quote content on our blog for more inspiration:


Rotten Tomatoes – Princess & The Frog

Kidadl – Frog Quotes

Brainy Quote – Frog Quotes

Daniella Master Herpetologist

Daniella is a Master Herpetologist and the founder of toadsnfrogs.com, a website dedicated to educating the general population on frogs by meeting them where they are in their online Google Search. Daniella is passionate about frogs and put her digital marketing skills and teaching experience to good use by creating these helpful resources to encourage better education, understanding, and care for frogs.