How to Be a Better Human—the Amy Poehler Way

Dana Covit

When talking—or rather gushing—about actress, writer, director, comedian, and mom Amy Poehler, we all pretty much agree: More of her, please! The all-around boss is our benchmark of kindhearted badassery. She has a combination of qualities that we rarely see in the world, a balance we all strive toward. Whether she’s laying down gemstones of wisdom in a Harvard University commencement speech, sharing the kind of advice anyone would be lucky to receive as a part of her Smart Girls Ask Amy column, or embodying drive, devotion, and loyalty as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, Poehler is simply chock-full of the good stuff. Read on for some of her best quotables—happy birthday, Amy!

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