83 Best Frog Quotes, Phrases And Sayings

Supriya Jain
Dec 12, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Mar 10, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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Frogs are considered lucky amphibians, and everybody loves to have frogs as their spirit animal.

“The obstacles we face are mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach.” As Clarence Blasier described the state of a frog’s condition, it feels much more relatable to our lives. Frogs occupy our minds with a princess’s story, but they also motivates us to be patient.

Frogs motivate us to be patient, calm, and have self-belief. Toads and frogs are generally misunderstood as the same animal, but frogs tend to have longer legs and generally hop rather than crawl. You'll find the best quotes from the likes or Eric Berne, Jean Rostand, Jaime Lerner, Cameron Diaz, Kim Young Ha and more. Here are the best frog quotes, proverbs, and much more to help you discover frog’s sayings.

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Wise Frog Quotes And Sayings

Princess and the frog quotes have been popular with kids all over the world. This is part of the reason that frog proverbs and frog sayings are widely enjoyed by all. Read on for some of the best quotes about frogs.

A frog is camouflaged within the woods

1. “Two conspirators with a frog, following the line of a whiffletree.”

- Witold Gombrowicz.

2. “A frog in a well cannot conceive of the ocean.”

- Zhuangzi.

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

- Kim Young-Ha.

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

- Eric Berne.

5. “He wondered what kind of life it would be, having to keep swimming all the time to stay exactly in the same place. Pretty similar to his own, he decided.”

- Terry Pratchett.

6. “If you want to travel the Way of Buddhas and Zen masters, then expect nothing, seek nothing, and grasp nothing.”

― Dōgen Zenji.

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

- E. B. White.

8. “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.

9. “I’d kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs.’

- Cameron Diaz.

10. “You can keep your willpower, frog. I am going home to bake a cake.”

- Arnold Lobel.

11. “Well, the frogmen finally got Rosie.”

- Art Donovan.

12. “The tadpole poet will never grow into anything bigger than a frog.”

- Algernon Charles Swinburne.

13. “Interviewer: Is there any science that’s not wrapped in politics? Seitz: Oh, there are some things. The disappearance of the frog—as you know, the frog is dying worldwide...I don’t think that has had any political repercussions other than the fact that that is happening.”

- Frederick Seitz.

14. “Theories pass. The frog remains.”

- Jean Rostand.

15. “When they speak, dead frogs fall out of their mouths.”

- David Hare.

16. “Everybody loves listening to frog calls.”

- Charles Carlson.

17. “Don’t be impatient with me. Bear in mind that I hop around among all of you big beasts like a harmless and helpless frog who is afraid of being squashed.”

- Paul Ehrenfest.

18. “Frog...a reptile with edible legs.”

- Ambrose Bierce.

19. “I liked the name Frog Brigade because it lent itself to a lot of cool imagery with the whole frog thing.”

- Les Claypool.

20. “If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion.”

- Adrian Forsyth.

21. “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.

Popular Frog Quotes

Frog quotes are a way for people to express their true feeling in many cultures. As a result there are many famous frog quotes that everyone enjoys. Read on for some of the best frog movie quotes and funny frog quotes from which you can pick your favorite quote about frogs.

22. “'If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.' This is another way of saying that if you have two important tasks before you, start with the biggest, hardest, and most important task first."

- Brian Tracy.

23. “It wasn’t a kiss that changed the frog, but the fact that a young girl looked beneath warts and slime and believed she saw a prince. So he became one.”

- Richelle E Goodrich.

24. “If you were called to gallop like the horse, never end up hopping like the frog. Rise up for greatness.”

- Israelmore Ayivor.

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

- Abu Fennek.

26. “The frog said, ‘I wrote ‘Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, frog.’ ‘Oh,’ said Toad, ‘that makes a very good letter.’ Then Frog and Toad went out onto the front porch to wait for the mail. They sat there, feeling happy together.”

- Arnold Lobel.

27. “The whole world is covered with buttons, and not one of them is mine!”

- Arnold Lobel.

28. “All the miles of a hard road are worth a moment of true happiness.’

- Arnold Lobel.

29. “If frogs had side pockets, they'd carry hand guns.”

- Dan Rathe.

30. “When the master is absent, the frogs hop into the house.”

- Buganda Proverb.

31. “A frog in a well-shaft seeing the sky.”

- Chinese Proverb.

32. “If you have to swallow a frog, try not to think about it. If you have to swallow two frogs, don’t swallow the smaller one first.”

- Irish Proverb.

33. “Even a frog would bite if it had teeth.”

- Italian Proverb.

34. “If you are a mouse don’t follow frogs.”

- Italian Proverb.

35. “Though you seat the frog on a golden stool, he’ll soon jump off again into the pool.”

- German Proverb.

36. “Three women, three geese, and three frogs make a fair.”

- German Proverb.

37. “Where there are no swamps there are no frogs.”

- German Proverb.

38. “The frog will jump back into the pool, although it sits on a golden stool.”

- Dutch Proverb.

39. “It is at courts as it is in ponds; some fish, some frogs.”

- English Proverb.

40. “The hasty hand catches frogs for fish.”

- Arab Proverb.

41. “There is no way I am kissing a frog and eating a bug on the same day.”

- Tiana.

42. “Louis…Ray here says you’ve been taking us in the wrong direction.”

- Tiana.

43. “My daddy never did get what he wanted. But he had what he needed. He had love! He never lost sight of what was really important. And neither will I!”

- Tiana.

44. “Not bad for a 197-year-old blind lady.”

- Mama Odie.

45. “Good to see you again, Ray. How’s your grandmama?”

- Mama Odie.

46. “JuJu! Why didn’t you tell me my gumbo was burning? I have to do everything around here!”

- Mama Odie.

Classic Frog Quotes To Read

Classic frog quotes, like funny Kermit the frog quotes, are a source of inspiration for people who love frogs. Whether you feel you are a princess with a promise of a prince or have been given a frog by your parents as a part of civilizing process, read on for some of the best frog quotes.

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

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

48. “If a frog becomes a king, he will make the whole kingdom muddy!”

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

49. “Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder” s fork, and blind worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.”

- William Shakespeare.

50. “Joe Schmidt, he couldn’t motivate a frog.”

- Howard Cosell.

51. “The frog started to loosen last week and shed during the gallop.”

- Richard Mandella.

52. “Never try to catch two frogs with one hand.”

- Chinese Proverb.

53. “And back by popular demand... is the hit musical ‘Frog and Toad.’”

- Tom Thayer.

54. “When we have our frog jumping contests we have to import frogs.”

- Delphine Palmer.

55. “If you can’t be a frog. Marry a prince.”

- Loesje.

56. “It’s not easy being green.”

- Kermit The Frog.

57. “I spent six hours becoming one with a shrubbery last night. There were three cloudbursts and a rain of small and very confused frogs.”

- Charles Stross.

58. “The toad and the frog kind of split up the vote and allowed the salamander to slip in.”

- Pat Quinn.

59. “That is the way it is done, the way it has always been done. Frogs have every right to expect it will always be done that way.”

- John Steinbeck.

60. “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.

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

- Bianca Frazier.

62. “I like snakes. I like hummingbirds. There’s nothing on earth I don’t like. Frogs. Salamanders. The bunnies, the giraffes, the hippopotamuses.”

- Ted Turner.

63. “...you cannot eat every tadpole and frog in the pond, but you can eat the biggest and ugliest one, and that will be enough, at least for the time being.”

- Brian Tracy.

64. “There were some women in a café the other week that I was sat in, and she came up and she sat down with her mate and she was talkin’ loudly goin’ on about “oh the baby’s lovely.” They said it’s got, er, lovely big eyes, er, really big hands and feet. Now that doesn’t sound like a nice baby to me. I felt like sayin’ it sounds like a frog.”

- Karl Pilkington.

65. “How many beers do y’all think it takes before one international scientist turns to another and says, ‘Dude, bet you twenty bucks I can levitate a frog with a magnet?’ ‘Sam drawled.”

- Robyn Schneider.

66. “And I kissed a lot of frogs as well, but no, I kissed a lot of frogs and now I’ve found my prince.”

- Joan Collins.

67. “I think looking back to my own childhood, the fact that so many of the stories I read allowed the possibility of frogs turning into princes, whether that has a sort of insidious effect on rationality, I’m not sure. Perhaps it’s something for research.”

- Richard Dawkins.

68. “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”

- Mark Twain.

69. “I’d like to know how to catch a girl. I’ve caught frogs, I’ve caught snakes, earthworms.”

- Sam The Sham

Fabulous Frog Quotes

Frog quotes are way funnier when you read them on your way to somewhere. Here are some extremely fabulous frog quotes for your enjoyment.

70. “Frog in a little pond can be much happier than fish in a vast ocean!”

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

71. “I want you to begin keeping a calendar of who you see and when: the first day each year you see buttercups, the first day frogs start singing, the last day you see robins in the fall, the first day for grasshoppers. In short, I want you to pay attention.”

- Derrick Jensen.

72. “When I was really young I used to collect frog spawn. I made a pond out of an old sink and I loved to spend hours watching the frogs grow.”

- Beth Orton.

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

- Toni Braxton.

Sweet Frog Quotes

Frog quotes can be sweet, check out these delightful sweet frog quotes.

74. “I think that for me, growing up, my dad was in the Navy; we went all over the world. I love things the weirder the better. The idea I could eat things like snails or frogs legs or things like that was mind-blowingly cool.”

- Graham Elliot.

75. “If anyone can refute me—show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective—I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance.”

- Marcus Aurelius.

76. “The brighter the light, the darker the shadow”

- Carl Jung.

77. “I felt like a toilet frog during the last three decades of the preceding century.”

- Frans De Waal.

78. “I’ve heard that people stand in bad situations because a relationship like that gets turned up by degrees. It is said that a frog will jump out of a pot of boiling water. Place him in a pot and turn it up a little at a time, and he will stay until he is boiled to death. Us frogs understand this.”

- Deb Caletti.

79. “Height of bad luck will be...when I will dare to kiss a prince and he will turn into a frog.”

- Upasana Banerjee.

80. “I enjoy music -- lots of different types of music. So I wanted to go with some kind of musical frog.”

- Andrea Cooper.

81. “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.”

- Jaime Lerner.

82. “Coraline also explored animals. She found a hedgehog, and a snakeskin, but no snake, and a rock that looked just like a frog, and a toad that looked just like a rock.”

- Neil Gaiman.

83. “When I drove for British teams...they called me The Tadpole because I was too small to be a frog.”

- Alain Prost.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for frog quotes, then why not take a look at animal house quotes, water quotes, or funny animal quotes.

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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