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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has been acclaimed for its moral lessons about friendship, mainly due to there being different lessons for different types of friendship.


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    Season 1 
  • Friendship is Magic:
    • Making new friends is fun, even though it can seem scary at first.
    • When friends get together, wonderful things can happen.
  • The Ticket Master:
    • Things are more fun when they're shared with friends.
  • Applebuck Season:
    • Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
    • While friendship is about giving ourselves to friends, it's also about accepting what friends have to offer.
    • Be careful that you don't work to yourself to the bone. Take breaks if you need to.
  • Griffon the Brush-Off:
    • A false friend will eventually make himself known.
    • While you may not like it when a friend hangs out with someone who's not very nice, just continue to be a good friend, and your friend will see the difference between a false friend and one that's true.
  • Boast Busters:
    • It's okay to be proud of your talents. Just not too proud.
    • Don't be afraid to share the unique qualities that make you special.
  • Dragonshy:
    • Never lose faith in your friends. Faith can help someone find their inner strength.
  • Look Before You Sleep:
    • Even those who seem very different from each other can become good friends friends if they accept their differences and look for common ground.
  • Bridle Gossip:
    • Never judge a book by its cover. Getting to know someone is a lot better than making assumptions based on how they appear.
  • Swarm of the Century:
    • The solution to your problems can come from where you least expect it.
    • Take the time to listen to your friends' opinions and perspectives, even if they don't always seem to make sense at first.
  • Winter Wrap-Up:
    • Everyone has a special talent and, if you're patient and dilligent enough, you're sure to find yours.
    • You can accomplish anything with friends and teamwork.
  • Call of the Cutie:
    • The thing that you think will make you feel left out can actually reveal who your true friends are.
  • Fall Weather Friends:
    • Even in a friendly competition, always remember that friendship is more important than the competition.
  • Suited for Success:
    • If you try to please everybody, you'll often end up pleasing nobody, especially yourself.
    • Don't be critical of something generously given to you. In other words, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
  • Feeling Pinkie Keen:
    • There are some amazing things that just can't be explained, but that doesn't make them any less true. You just have to choose to believe in them.
  • Sonic Rainboom:
    • Pride can do more damage than you think.
    • Keep your feet on the ground and be supportive of your friends.
  • Stare Master:
    • Don't bite off more than you can chew.
  • The Show Stoppers:
    • Embrace your true talents instead of forcing yourself to do something that isn't meant for you.
  • A Dog and Pony Show:
    • Just because someone is feminine does not mean they're weak.
  • Green Isn't Your Color
    • While a good friend knows how to keep a secret, you shouldn't be afraid to share your true feelings with a good friend.
  • Over a Barrel:
    • With understanding and compromise, even the worst of enemies can become friends.
  • A Bird in the Hoof:
    • Don't jump to conclusions.
  • The Cutie Mark Chronicles:
    • Everyone has a special connection to their friends, sometimes before they've even met them.
  • Owl's Well That Ends Well:
    • Jealousy and deceit will get you nowhere.
    • There's plenty of room in the heart for all your friends.
  • Party of One:
    • Always expect the best from your friends. A true friend always has your best interests at heart.
  • The Best Night Ever:
    • Friends can help make even the worst moments just a little bit better.
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    Season 2 
  • The Return of Harmony:
    • Friendship isn't easy, but it's worth fighting for.
  • Lesson Zero:
    • Don't let your worries turn a small problem into a huge problem.
    • Always take your friends' worries seriously, no matter how far-fetched they may seem.
  • Luna Eclipsed:
    • Even if someone is a little intimidating, if you offer him friendship, you might just discover somebody wonderful underneath.
  • Sisterhooves Social:
    • Relationships take teamwork, compromise and understanding to work.
    • Don't be afraid to get your hands (or hooves) dirty.
  • The Cutie Pox:
    • Be patient, and don't take a dishonest shortcut to get what you want.
  • May the Best Pet Win!:
    • The best qualities of a pet, or any friend, are loyalty and perseverance.
  • The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well:
    • It's important to act with grace and humility if you're really good at something or when others outshine you.
  • Sweet and Elite:
    • No matter where you go in life, your home and your friends will always be a part of you. And that's nothing to be ashamed of.
  • Secret of My Excess:
    • It's better to give than to receive.
  • Hearth’s Warming Eve:
    • Love and friendship are more powerful than hate.
  • Family Appreciation Day:
    • Always respect your elders.
  • Baby Cakes:
    • Being a babysitter is much, much more than being a playmate.
  • The Last Roundup
    • You can't run away from your problems.
    • There's no shame in not coming in first place.
  • The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000:
    • If you take the time to do things the right way, your work will speak for itself.
  • Read It and Weep:
    • Don't judge something until you've tried it yourself. Chances are you might enjoy it.
  • Hearts and Hooves Day
    • You shouldn't force two people to be together. Leave them to find their own true loves.
    • You don't need a "special somepony" to be happy, even on a day dedicated to having one.
  • A Friend in Deed
    • Sometimes, a friend just wants to be left alone, and that's okay.
  • Putting Your Hoof Down:
    • It's one thing to stand up for yourself, but it doesn't mean you should be a jerk.
  • It's About Time:
    • Don't worry about what might be. Solve your problems as they come.
  • Dragon Quest:
    • Who you are isn't the same as what you are.
  • Hurricane Fluttershy;
    • The smallest contributions can make a big difference.
    • School bullying is not harmless! It can mess you up for life.
  • Ponyville Confidential:
    • Rumors and lies can seriously hurt people and their reputations.
    • It's not okay to laugh at something offensive until you're the one being offended.
  • MMMystery on the Friendship Express:
    • Make sure you gather enough credible evidence before you make an accusation.
  • A Canterlot Wedding:
    • Always trust your instincts.

    Season 3 
  • The Crystal Empire:
    • It's better to make a sacrifice for others than to look after your own interests.
  • Too Many Pinkie Pies:
    • Friends will give you plenty of opportunities to have fun.
  • One Bad Apple:
    • When a bully is giving you trouble, don't be afraid to tell a grown-up about it. And doing so won't make you a "snitch".
  • Magic Duel:
    • There's no magic more powerful than the magic of friendship.
  • Sleepless in Ponyville:
    • Everyone has fears, and everyone must face them in their own way.
  • Wonderbolts Academy:
    • There's a huge difference between pushing yourself and just being reckless.
  • Apple Family Reunion:
    • Family is pretty much the first group of friends you ever meet.
    • When you're with family, make the time you have count. After all, it's not about what you do, but who you do it with.
  • Spike at Your Service:
    • You don't have to do something grand to thank a friend.
  • Keep Calm and Flutter On:
    • Even an enemy can become a friend if you treat him like a friend.
  • Just for Sidekicks:
    • Taking care of pets is more hard work than you think.
    • A good leader cares about others.
  • Games Ponies Play:
    • It's better to give others something they've always wanted but never had.
  • Magical Mystery Cure:
    • You're destiny isn't set in stone. You are who you choose to be.

    Season 4 
  • Princess Twilight Sparkle:
    • Despite what responsibilities may come in life, a friendship can never truly be broken.
  • Castle Mane-ia:
    • If your imagination runs away with you, a friend can help rein it in.
    • Learning from the past can help you solve your problems in the present and future.
  • Daring Don't:
    • Hero worship isn't healthy, and don't let your idolization undermine your self-worth.
    • There's no shame in accepting others' help.
  • Flight to the Finish:
    • It doesn't matter what you can and can't do. What you can do already is good enough.
  • Power Ponies:
    • You don't need super powers to be super.
  • Bats!:
    • Sometimes, the quickest solution isn't always the best one.
    • Don't be afraid to say no, even to your best friends. And if you're the one being told no, you'd better accept it, because nothing's worth jeopardizing a friendship.
  • Rarity Takes Manehattan:
    • Don't get too generous, because someone might take advantage of it for their own gain. But even then, don't let that make you lose your generous spirit.
    • While some might take advantage of generosity, others might be inspired by it.
  • Pinkie Apple Pie:
    • Family loves each other and forgives each other for their mistakes.
    • Good friends can be family, too.
  • Rainbow Falls:
    • Friends are more important than winning.
  • Three's a Crowd:
    • With a friend by your side, even the most chaotic day be be a great experience.
  • Pinkie Pride:
    • It's good to be proud of your talents, but don't let your pride get in the way of what's important.
  • Simple Ways:
    • It's not worth it to change yourself to impress people or make friends. Real friends like you for who you are.
  • Filli Vanilli:
    • Fear can sometimes keep you from doing things you love, so you have to face them to be the best you can be.
  • Twilight Time:
    • What makes a friend special is that they're your friend.
  • It Ain't Easy Being Breezies:
    • Friendship can take on many forms.
    • Sometimes, being too kind can keep someone from showing his full potential. Pushing them away may seem cruel, but it can be the kindest thing you can do.
  • Somepony to Watch Over Me:
    • There is such a thing as being too overprotective. If you don't loosen the reins a little, your younger charge might not be able to show what they can really do or even grow to resent you for it.
  • Maud Pie:
    • Love and friendship can bring even the most different of people people together.
  • For Whom the Sweetie Bell Tolls:
    • Jealousy can harm yourself and others more than you think.
    • Being too invested in something can make you blind to its obvious flaws.
  • Leap of Faith:
    • The truth can hurt sometimes, but a lie can hurt even more.
  • Testing Testing 1, 2, 3:
    • No one way of learning is better than another. Everyone is unique in their own way.
    • It is important to know your history.
  • Trade Ya!
    • It's okay to have something of sentimental value.
    • There's nothing more valuable than a friend.
  • Equestria Games:
    • You have to let go of the past if you want to move forward.
  • Inspiration Manifestation:
    • Be honest with your friends when they're doing something you don't think is right. After all, a true friend knows you're speaking up because you care.
  • Twilight's Kingdom:
    • The magic of friendship will always be with you. And you don't have to be alone to help spread it.

    Season 5 
  • The Cutie Map:
    • The unique qualities we all have can help bring out the magic inside of us.
  • Castle Sweet Castle:
    • What makes a home feel like home is the memories you create there.
  • Bloom and Gloom:
    • If you can't accept who you are, your life might seem like a bad dream. If you like who you are, chances are others will too.
  • Tanks for the Memories:
    • It's best to accept nature the way it goes, and it's not worth it to try and change it.
  • Appleoosa's Most Wanted:
    • Sometimes, you have to look at something of yours another way to realize your natural talents.
  • Make New Friends But Keep Discord:
    • It's okay to have different friends for different things.
  • The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone:
    • Friendship is more valuable than anything, even gold.
  • Slice of Life:
    • While everyone may be the star of their own story, all the other parts are just as important.
  • Princess Spike:
    • Even the smallest contributions can still add up to something great.
  • Party Pooped:
    • To make someone feel at home, show them why you love it there so they can too.
    • Don't try to blindly copy another culture based on only superficial knowledge, or you'll end up offending those who are actually of that culture.
  • Amending Fences:
    • Don't let some stupid mistake keep you from experiencing friendship.
    • Sometimes, even the smallest actions can have big impacts.
  • Do Princessed Dream of Magic Sheep?:
    • The only way to move forward is to accept your past and appreciate your present.
  • Canterlot Boutique:
    • A product's quantity can certainly effect its quality, and sooner or later, the masses will take notice.
  • Rarity Investigates!
    • Never doubt your friend's capabilities.
    • Everyone on a team should look out for one another.
  • Made in Manehattan:
    • Even the smallest contributions can make a big difference in your community.
  • Brotherhooves Social
    • Don't hide your true feelings from your family.
  • Crusaders of the Lost Mark:
    • If you just take time off to be yourself, your talents will he revealed in due time.
  • The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows:
    • A true friend knows how to keep a secret.
  • Hearthbreakers:
    • When two different traditions collide, it's the best thing to do is to share them with each other and, hopefully, create new traditions.
  • Scare Master:
    • It's perfectly fine not to get as invested in something as the next guy.
  • What About Discord?:
    • It's okay to share things that leave someone else you, and it's okay for you to feel a little jealous about it. You just have to admit those feelings and let it go so nobody gets hurt.
  • The Hoofields and the McColts:
    • Friendship is more important than winning some silly argument.
  • The Mane Attraction:
    • If you're true to yourself, you can't go wrong.
    • A true friend wants nothing more than to be yourself and see you succeed.
  • The Cutie Re-Mark:
    • Friendship connects us all, and its magic depends on the strength of our bonds.
    • The first step towards making your world brighter is making a friend.
     Season 6 
  • The Crystalling:
    • The best way to teach someone is to let them do their own decisions.
  • The Gift of the Maud Pie:
    • It's not what you get for someone, it's how much love you give them.
  • On Your Marks:
    • Trying new things can help you find others to help out.
  • Gauntlet of Fire:
    • You don't have to be big and strong to be a leader; just be yourself.
  • No Second Prances:
    • Let someone make friends on their own.
  • Newbie Dash:
    • Being part of your team doesn't mean standing out, you're okay with just fitting in.
  • A Hearth's Warming Tale:
    • Holidays aren't about the gifts and things you do, it's about spending time with those who love you.
  • Flutter Brutter:
    • Don't let fear or failure stop you from your accomplishments.
  • Applejack's "Day" Off:
    • Having someone with an outside perspective can help if you're too busy.
  • The Saddle Row Review:
    • It's best to solve a problem your own way.
  • Spice Up Your Life:
    • Although you and another have your own opinions, it doesn't mean you should force it onto others.
  • Stranger Than Fan Fiction:
    • You don't have to enjoy the same things to get along.
  • The Cart Before The Ponies:
    • You should listen to someone's advice and not get carried away with something.
    • Don't be afraid to speak up in a crisis.
    • Adults don't always know best.
  • 28 Pranks Later:
    • Some pranks may seem fun to you, but not to others.
    • Be considerate about your friends' feelings.
  • The Times They Are a Changeling:
    • A new friend can come from anywhere.
  • Dungeons and Discords:
    • Don't be mean to others just because you think you're better than them.
  • Buckball Season:
    • Winning is never worth making someone miserable; it's about enjoying the game.
  • The Fault in Our Cutie Marks:
    • Your calling in life isn't what you're good at, it's how you feel good while doing it.
  • Viva Las Pegasus:
    • Even someone who's unfriendly or scheming deserves a second chance.
  • Every Little Thing She Does:
    • It's not the activity you do that makes you bond with someone, it's doing it together.
  • P.P.O.V. (Pony Point of View):
    • Even longtime friends need to work on their communication.
  • Where the Apple Lies:
    • Lying only brings ruin and regret and nothing can stop it from catching up. It's important to just tell the truth.
  • Top Bolt:
    • Helping a friend is good of your self esteem, but if kept secret, it doesn't change from promoting confidence, it only makes a shackle of over-dependency that weighs you together.
  • To Where and Back Again:
    • Know what it takes to be a true leader.
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     Season 7 
  • Celestial Advice:
    • Just because someone graduates doesn't mean they won't be in your life anymore.
  • All Bottled Up:
    • You shouldn't suppress your anger when someone does something that bothers you. It's best to confront the problem head-on.
  • A Flurry of Emotions:
    • Being a babysitter isn't about spending time with someone else, it's about spending quality time with whoever you're watching.
  • Rock Solid Friendship:
    • You can't force friendship; it's best to let it happen on its own.
  • Fluttershy Leans In:
    • Don't let what you want be hindered by someone telling you to do something the "right" way; just follow your heart.
  • Forever Filly:
    • Everyone has to grow up, it's important to accept it.
  • Parental Glideance:
    • Don't take your parents for granted.
  • Hard to Say Anything:
    • Treat your crush like a person and not a prize to be won.
    • Love isn't about what you get, it's about doing something special and heartfelt for someone.
  • Honest Apple:
    • Be careful what you say when being honest; it might undermine someone's hard work and commitment.
  • A Royal Problem:
    • The duties of someone else can be harder than yours, remember to respect each other.
  • Not Asking For Trouble:
    • Many cultures have different standards than your own.
    • Respect each others' differences.
  • Discordant Harmony:
    • True friends like you just the way you are.
  • The Perfect Pear:
    • Don't let petty feuds get in the way of your family's happiness.
    • It's not always easy to bring up personal history. Knowing the right time when to share it is key.
  • Fame and Misfortune:
    • There are some people who don't understand the meaning of something and will use it as an excuse to fight and argue.
    • It's best to concentrate more on those who really appreciate something for what it is.
  • Triple Threat:
    • Don't make an assumption based on no information or jump to the worst conclusions, especially if it involves your friends.
  • Campfire Tales:
    • Learn to make the best out of a bad situation.
  • To Change a Changeling:
    • Although someone can be aggressive, they're still family and you can't give up on them.
  • Daring Done?:
    • You should take responsibility for your actions.
  • It Isn't the Mane Thing About You:
    • True beauty comes from the heart.
  • A Health of Information:
    • You can't take care of others unless you take care of yourself first.
  • Marks and Recreation:
    • There are many talents you can do; it doesn't mean you'll be stuck doing one.
  • Once Upon a Zeppelin:
    • Though you have responsibilities for others, you also have some for yourself and you cannot just please everyone.
  • Secrets and Pies:
    • Don't keep secrets from others even if you try to spare their feelings.
  • Uncommon Bond:
    • You can still be friends with someone even if you don't have something in common.
  • Shadow Play:
    • Don't assume the worst about someone; it's best to listen to what they're really saying.
     Season 8 
  • School Daze:
    • There are some things you just can't teach with a book.
  • The Maud Couple:
    • Even if you don't like somepony's friend, what matters most is that he makes him happy.
  • Grannies Gone Wild:
    • Don't underestimate older folks. They just might surprise you.
  • Surf and/or Turf:
    • It doesn't matter what you are or where you come from, so long as there are people who love you.
  • Horse Play:
    • Telling the truth is always better than telling a lie, even a little white one.
  • The Parent Map:
    • Your parents can be your friends, too.
  • Non-Compete Clause:
    • Winning is not something to die for.
    • Sometimes, the best way to learn how to do something is to learn how not to do it.
  • The Break Up Break Down:
    • Instead of eavesdropping and jumping to conclusions, just talk things over if you assume the worst.
  • Molt Down:
    • It's okay to still be yourself, no matter how much you grow.
  • Marks for Effort:
    • You can’t use deceit to get your own way. It's important to be honest.
  • The Mean Six:
    • Friends can be friends, but they can sometimes get on each other's nerves, too.
  • A Matter of Principals:
    • It's best to do things your way and not what someone else would do.
  • The Hearth's Warming Club:
    • Don't stop your friends from enjoying the holidays just because you feel bad.
  • Friendship University:
    • It's important to stand up for what you truly believe in.
  • The End in Friend:
    • You don't have to like the same things to remain friends.
  • Yakity-Sax:
    • You should keep doing the things you love even if you're not good at them, regardless of what others tell you.
    • Always be supportive of your friends' hobbies so as to not hurt their self-esteem.
  • Road to Friendship:
    • Even though friends can be together from time to time, it doesn't mean they can be together all the time.
    • Don't trade something away at the sake of your friendship.
  • The Washouts:
    • You should let your friends make their own decisions.
  • A Rockhoof and a Hard Place:
    • The true talent you possess is what makes you perfect and it's indeed perfect for you.
  • What Lies Beneath:
    • True friends stick by each other no matter what.
  • Sounds of Silence:
    • Everyone gets angry sometimes, even close friends, but that's no reason to stop expressing oneself.
    • Don't eliminate something good just to get rid of the bad.
  • Father Knows Beast
    • Good parents don't take advantage of their children, nor lie about their origins.
    • Knowing who you are is more important than where you came from.
    • Your closest friends can be your family.
  • School Raze:
    • You're not a failure just because of one bad apple in the bunch.
    • Anyone is capable of learning friendship.
     Season 9 
  • The Beginning of the End:
    • True leaders know when to ask for help and admit their mistakes.
  • Uprooted:
    • Even when you lose something special, you can still keep its memory alive.
  • Sparkle's Seven:
    • You should include all your family members, as without one of them, you could miss something important.
  • The Point of No Return
  • Common Ground
    • Don't pretend to be something or someone you're not just to impress someone. Just Be Yourself.
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