43 Elephant Quotes To Honor This Amazing Creature

1. “When you have got an Elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

2. “We already live a very long time for mammals, getting three times as many heartbeats as a mouse or elephant. It never seems enough though, does it?” ~ David Brin

3. “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.” ~ Pablo Picasso

4. “Seriously, a smaller, leaner, cleaner, tuskless and more secretive elephant is exactly what is needed. It definitely would live longer.” ~ Lyall Watson

5. “I have spent hours and hours watching elephants, and to come to understand what emotional creatures they are … it’s not just a species facing extinction, it’s massive individual suffering.” ~ Mike Bond

6. “No one in the world needs an elephant tusk but an elephant.” ~ Thomas Schmidt

7. “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.” ~ General John B. Sedgwick

8. “Without being an elephant sycophant, it is relevant to note that an infant elephant is a lieutenant giant.” ~ Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

9. “Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.” ~ Samuel Richardson

10. “Who rides on a tiger can never dismount; asleep on an elephant, that is repose.” ~ Marianne Moore

11. “When there is an invisible elephant in the room, one is from time to time bound to trip over a trunk.” ~ Karen Joy Fowler

12. “Only elephants should own ivory.” ~ Yao Ming

13. “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.” ~ Lyall Watson

14. “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.” ~ Graydon Carter

15. “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

16. “And the elephant sings deep in the forest-maze; About a star of deathless and painless peace; But no astronomer can find where it is.” ~ Ted Hughes

17. “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.” ~ Robert McCammon

18. “I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.” ~ Noel Coward

19. “The elephant has just one basic gait: an ambling walk; elephants cannot run or jump like other animals.” ~ Richard D. Estes

20. “A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.” ~ Jackie Kennedy

21. “Elephants ears are full of blood vessels and help cool the blood as it travels through the extensive vein network that runs close to the surface.” ~ Jeff Henschel

22. “As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse.” ~ The Buddha

23. “An Elephant can trumpet and shake the earth but not the self-possession of the ants who hold it.” ~ Alistair Cooke

24. “The elephant can survive only if forests survive.” ~ Mark Shand

25. “The elephant’s a gentleman.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

26. “You don’t shoot elephants, you ride them–you might as well shoot your charger.” ~ King George V

27. “Elephants are quite enough.” ~ Agatha Christie

28. “A novelist is an elephant, but an elephant who must pretend to forget.” ~ Mary Mccarthy

29. “Just in case you thought elephants were all sweetness, I can attest to the fact that this one had the time of her life scaring the bejeezus out of those dudes.” ~ James Patterson

30. “If size mattered, the elephant would be the king of the jungle.” ~ Rickson Gracie

31. “I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I’ve ever met.” ~ Herb Caen

32. “When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.Creighton Abrams

33. “If anyone wants to know what elephants are like, they are like people only more so.” ~ Peter Corneille

34. “The elephant is never won by anger; nor must that man who would reclaim a lion take him by the teeth.” ~ John Dryden

35. “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

36. “The elephant, the huge old beast, is slow to mate.” ~ David Herbert Lawrence

37. “When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him.Randy Pausch

38. “Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. The elephant hauls himself from the mud. In the same way drag yourself out of your sloth.” ~ Buddha

39. “Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant ― the only harmless great thing.” ~ John Donne

40. “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.” ~ Edward Topsell

41. “He who mounts a wild elephant goes where the elephant goes.” ~ Randolph Bourne

42. “My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It’s in the apartment somewhere.” ~ Steven Wright

43. “An elephant: A mouse built to government specifications.” ~ Lazarus Long

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