Elephant Quotes, Sayings, Proverbs
This collection of the best elephant quotes is sure to please elephant lovers everywhere.
Famous authors, scientists, and conservationists pay tribute to the elephant with these words, inspired by the intelligence, grace, and life of this majestic animal! They are sure to lift your spirits and put a smile on your face.
The best elephant quotes for elephant lovers
The elephant is a noble beast worthy of our admiration. Check out these quotes and sayings that honor the elephant, followed below by captions you can use on social media.
1. Elephant quotes about love
The elephant’s love for him was a love I have never known.
Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.
I’ve known elephants with broken hearts, others with depression.
The elephant, the huge old beast, is slow to mate.
D. H. Lawrence
Elephants will never abandon their friends or family, but man does. I guess that’s what makes us civilized.
Anthony T. Hincks
I feel as if I go to Africa, I may never come back. I’m just going to live with the animals and adopt an elephant, and it’s going to be my friend.
2. Elephant quotes about life
It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can’t a fly.
Even the elephant carries but a small trunk on his journeys. The perfection of traveling is to travel without baggage.
Henry David Thoreau
When surrounded by lambs,
choose to be a lion.
When surrounded by lions,
choose to be an elephant.
When surrounded by elephants,
choose to be an owl.
Writing a book is like washing an elephant: there is no good place to begin or end, and it’s hard to keep track of what you’ve already covered.
3. Elephant quotes about family
Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.
Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Without being an elephant sycophant, it is relevant to note that an infant elephant is a lieutenant giant.
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
The young elephant is born with a thick skin.
Come with me. Together, we can soar on that elephant’s wings.
V. A. Vandevere, Dumbo
For baby room
Big or small, elephants are elephants, after all.
Who rides on a tiger can never dismount; asleep on an elephant, that is repose.
Down in the alley where the garbage grows, a flea jumped on an elephant’s toes. The elephant cried with tears in his eyes, why don’t you pick on someone your size?
Fly, Dumbo… fly.
Milly Farrier, Dumbo
4. Funny elephant quotes
I have a memory like an elephant. In fact elephants often consult me.
Of what benefit is size to the elephant when though, being the largest jungle animal is not king of the jungle; not even uncle of the jungle?
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications.
Right now I’ve got just two rules to live by.
Rule one: don’t taunt elephants.
Rule two: don’t stand next to anybody who taunts elephants.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.
My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It’s in the apartment somewhere.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
A man might be uncertain about how many wives he had, but never about elephants. Either you had one, or you didn’t.
Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!
I’m an elephant today. I will need to have lots of room and also a bowl of water on the floor.
A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.
People are so difficult. Give me an elephant any day.
All I want is a wild elephant; which swishes tons of water merrily all around with its trunk.
5. Short elephant sayings
Elephants are magnificent creatures.
Paul Craig Roberts
Elephants, it turns out, are surprisingly stealthy.
Elephants are quite enough.
People don’t realize how amazing elephants are.
Elephants make good dance partners.
Anthony T. Hincks
Mediocrity is the elephant in the room.
6. Wise elephant quotes
An elephant will never go chasing after a fly.
A novelist is an elephant, but an elephant who must pretend to forget.
The elephant is never won by anger.
Our elders say that an elephant does not find its own trunk heavy.
It is better to own 10% of an elephant than 100% of a rat.
If elephants didn’t exist, you couldn’t invent one. They belong to a small group of living things so unlikely they challenge credulity and common sense.
If an Elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
When the bullseye becomes as big as an elephant in your mind, you won’t be able to miss it.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. The elephant hauls himself from the mud. In the same way, drag yourself out of your sloth.
If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.
There is mystery behind that masked gray visage, and ancient life force delicate and mighty, awesome and enchanted commanding the silence ordinarily reserved for mountain peaks great fires and the sea.
They say that somewhere in Africa the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their wrinkled gray bodies, and soar away, light spirits at the end.
7. Famous elephant quotes
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat.
Th’ unwieldy elephant, to make them mirth, us’d all his might, and wreathed his lithe proboscis.
Clowns and elephants are the pegs upon which the circus is hung.
P. T. Barnum
What is bigger than an elephant?
All the religions are true, they just see a different part of the elephant.
When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
When an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him.
By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair.
When the elephant decides to walk through the village, all the dogs come out and bark.
An elephant is not affected by sunshine or rain.
Don’t meddle in assisting the elephant in carrying his tusks.
Better the cold blast of winter than the hot breath of a pursuing elephant.
The world flatters the elephant and tramples on the ant.
He who mounts a wild elephant goes where the elephant goes.
The elephant does not bite, it is that trunk one fears.
Even a big elephant can be caught in one female hair.
Don’t make an elephant out of a fly.
If you’re going to move, move like an elephant, not like a hyena.
Behold the flying elephant, one day it flies and one day it doesn’t… today it doesn’t.
An elephant does not get tired carrying his trunk.
Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.
The human heart is never satisfied, just like the snake that wants to swallow an elephant.
Elephant in the room quotes
When there’s an elephant in the room, you can’t pretend it isn’t there and just discuss the ants.
If there’s a pink elephant in the room, I’ll identify it and say it.
When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him.
Elephant and ant sayings
An Elephant can trumpet and shake the earth but not the self-possession of the ants who hold it.
Elephants don’t know anything about the world of ants; the peaks of mountains are oblivious of what is happening on the plains!
Mehmet Murat ildan
Though your enemy is the size of an ant, look upon him as an elephant.
It is the ant, not the lion, which the elephant fears.
8. Inspirational elephant quotes
You know, they say an elephant never forgets. What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant.
She owned the road
as an elephant owns the veldt
and like a big blue elephant
moved with massive grace
The world is not a burden, the world is as light as a feather on an elephant’s back.
Baba Hari Dass
There is no creature among all the beasts of the world which hath so great and ample demonstration of the power and wisdom of Almighty God as the elephant.
If size mattered, the elephant would be the king of the jungle.
An elephant does not need to pick a fight to let the whole jungle know of its strength.
When the elephants walk, the forests walks with them.
An elegant woman is like an elephant. She makes her presence felt.
Gift Gugu Mona
The challenge for all of us is to have the heart of a poet and the skin of an elephant.
We must have bearers, and outriders, and perhaps an elephant — they are so imposing, nothing says ‘Get out of the way’ quite like an elephant in the front.
The elephant has just one basic gait: an ambling walk; elephants cannot run or jump like other animals.
Richard D. Estes
An elephant never forgets quotes
Elephants never forget.
They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly.
I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I’ve ever met.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
If you do not have a memory like an elephant, leave impressions like one.
Elephants remember Wednesday as if it was only Tuesday.
Anthony T. Hincks
Psychoanalysts and elephants, they never forget.
As he was leaving it occurred to him that he would not come back, to this zoo or to any of them. With the elephants more than any of the others, he thought as he left them — as he left behind these great beasts who recognized him when he came, who rumbled and swayed sadly — he could feel them waiting.
Elephant intelligence sayings
Elephants have the largest brains of any mammal on the face of the Earth.
Elephants love to play around. They are very intelligent animals.
Although elephants are far more distantly related to us than the great apes, they seem to have evolved similar social and cognitive capacities.
Frans de Waal
If anyone wants to know what elephants are like, they are like people only more so.
Elephants are so wise and so funny and so endangered and so intelligent. I just think there is a lot to learn from them.
Elephants can sense danger. They’re able to detect an approaching tsunami or earthquake before it hits.
Jennifer Richard Jacobson
9. Elephant conservation quotes
Only elephants should own ivory.
Save the elephants… and then you save yourself.
We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior.
It is pitiful how elephants, once plentiful are depleted because of their beautiful ivory.
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
Elephants have a hard time adapting. Cockroaches outlive everything.
Human beings can easily destroy every elephant on earth, but we are helpless against the mosquito.
The elephants created this jungle. Where they’ve made furrows with their tusks, the rivers ran. Where they blew with their trunks, the leaves fell. They made all that belongs. The mountains. The trees. The birds in the tree. But they did not make you. That is why you must go.
The Jungle Book
Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
Earlier, 100,000 elephants lived in Kenya. The problem that we have is not that there are now more elephants.
When you look at elephant herds that are nonstressed, the males are never around.
An elephant always puts his foot into the hole which another elephant’s foot has made so that a frequented track is nothing but a series of pits filled with mud and water.
The elephant can survive only if forests survive.
The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
Sir David Attenborough
No one in the world needs an elephant tusk but an elephant.
When we are hungry, elephants are food. When we are full, elephants are beautiful.
Edward R. Ricciuti
10. Elephant captions for Instagram
- Save the elephants!
- Elephant strong.
- All good things are wild and free.
- Elephant mama.
- I love elephants.
- This is my human costume. I’m really an elephant.
- Just a girl who loves elephants.
- Elephants are wild and free.
- Be brave like an elephant!
- Save the elephants — save the forest.
- I have a memory like an elephant.
- Elephant lover!
- I never forget!
- All big things start small.
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