Elephant Quotes

These elephant quotes capture the magnificence of the world’s largest land mammal – the elephant.

Sure, elephants are constantly eating, take up a lot of space, and can’t come close to jumping like Michael Jordan (they don’t jump!).

An elephant’s trunk is a work of art. Although it might weigh 400 pounds, it can still pick up a single piece of rice. They can recognize themselves in a mirror, and their eyelashes are up to five inches long!

Elephants are fascinating creatures. These quotes capture some of the amazing qualities of this noble animal. We start with the Poet Panel’s pick of the best quotes about elephants. How do you absorb all of these fun elephant quotes? One quote at a time. Enjoy!

Ten Best Elephant Quotes

1.) If size mattered, the elephant would be the king of the jungle.
Rickson Gracie

2.) If anyone wants to know what elephants are like, they are like people, only more so.
Peter Corneille

3.) I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!
Dr. Seuss

4.) 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

5.) He who mounts a wild elephant goes where the elephant goes.

6.) They say an elephant never forgets. What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant.
Bill Murray

7.) When we are hungry, elephants are food. When we are full, elephants are beautiful.
Edward R. Ricciuti

8.) The question is: Are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
David Attenborough

9.) The elephant is never won by anger, nor must that man who would reclaim a lion take him by the teeth.
John Dryden

10.) We are all a tiger with feelings—an elephant who never forgets. We are tiger, panther, monkey – we are all of these things, all of the life rhythms.
Ruby Dee

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Good Elephant Quotes

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

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

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

A man may be uncertain about how many wives he had, but never about elephants. Either you had one, or you didn’t.
Terry Pratchett

To get the attention of a large animal, be it an elephant or a bureaucracy, it helps to know what part of it feels pain. Be very sure, though, that you want its full attention.
Kelvin Throop

The fact that Trump has lifted President Obama’s ban on elephant trophies being imported into the country is a devastating blow to the survival of these beautiful animals. It’s savage and pointless. It breaks my heart.
Ricky Gervais

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.
Neil Gaiman

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

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Funny Elephant Quotes

Scientists have reported that elephants grieve their dead, monkeys perceive injustice, and cockatoos like to dance to the music of the Backstreet Boys.
Hal Herzog

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.

A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.
Jackie Kennedy

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

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

Even the elephant carries but a small trunk on his journeys. The perfection of traveling is to travel without baggage.
Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Wallowing was for elephants, depressing people, and depressing elephants.
Cassandra Clare

Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant.’
Charlie Chaplin

An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications.
Lazarus Long

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

Don’t ask why the elephants wear such large shoes. And why the kangaroos are reborn kidnappers? And why the sailing birds are all romantics?
Robert Bly

It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can’t a fly.
Josh Billings

It’s nice to have an elephant in the room. There’s nothing more helpful than something everybody’s thinking about.
Seth Meyers

Short Quotes

Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant, the only harmless great thing.
John Donne

I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one hundred percent!
Dr. Seuss

I’m really petty. I remember everything like an elephant.
Israel Adesanya

Mediocrity is the elephant in the room.
Kevin Spacey

People are so difficult. Give me an elephant any day.
Mark Shand

Th’ unwieldy elephant, to make them mirth, used all his might and wreathed His lithe proboscis.
John Milton

I’ve known elephants with broken hearts, others with depression.
Mark Shand

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
African Proverb

No one in the world needs an elephant tusk but an elephant.
Thomas Schmidt

Elephants are magnificent creatures.
Paul Craig Roberts

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Good Elephant Sayings

Only elephants should own ivory.
Yao Ming

The elephant, the huge old beast, is slow to mate.
David Herbert Lawrence

Elephants have just one gait: an ambling walk; elephants can’t run or jump like other animals.
Richard D. Estes

Compassion, social intelligence, decisiveness, patience, and wisdom. These are all qualities found in elephants and not found in the people allowing them to be killed for trophies.
Ellen Degeneres

Dear people with no soul, stop shooting elephants.
Russell Crowe

Elephants, it turns out, are surprisingly stealthy.
Thomas French

A novelist is an elephant, but an elephant who must pretend to forget.
Mary Mccarthy

Elephants are quite enough.
Agatha Christie

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs, and he’s trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.
Abraham Lincoln

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

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Motivational Elephant Quotes

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

The threat of extinction is more real than many realize. And the damage done to elephants directly leads to the destruction of the ecosystem.
Li Bingbing

Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. The elephant hauls himself from the mud. In the same way, drag yourself out of your sloth.

Love will even draw an elephant through a keyhole.
Samuel Richardson

The elephant can survive only if forests survive.
Mark Shand

Elephants are big, powerful but fragile. We are dealing with a fragile ecosystem. Look at the money involved in poaching. Man must give way to the elephant. We are not going to allow anyone to come in the path of the elephant.
Sharad A. Bobde

As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so, shall I endure abuse.

When the elephants walk, the forest walks with them.
Sudha Ramen

Impactful Elephant Sayings

Indian democracy has often been likened to the stately progress of the elephant – ponderous in its gait and reluctant to change course but not easily swayed from its new path when it does.
Shashi Tharoor

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

In order to leave nothing to chance, elephants plaster themselves with mud and dust as further protection against both heat and flies. In the animal kingdom, it is not necessary to be thin-skinned to be sensitive.
C. Court Treat

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 İldan

Elephants can sense danger. They’re able to detect an approaching tsunami or earthquake before it hits.
Jennifer Richard Jacobson

I don’t know how many lions and leopards I’ve shot. I’ve shot two elephants, which was enough – never again. It’s a melancholy and moving thing to hunt an elephant. It’s like shooting an old man.
Wilbur Smith

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

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

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.
Isabella Bird

Inspirational Elephant Quotes

If there were no goodness in people, mankind would still be confined to loping across a Savannah somewhere on Earth, watching the elephants rule, or some other more compassionate species.
Orson Scott Card

Most people know that forests are the lungs of our planet, literally playing a critical role in every breath we take. And they’re also home to incredible animals like the elephant, which will go extinct if we keep cutting down their forests.
Chris Noth

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.
Howard Tayler

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

It’s estimated that across Africa, 100 elephants are killed for their tusks every day. It takes nothing more than simple math to get to what that adds up to in a year, and it’s a distressing figure.
Graydon Carter

I hate to witness animals in captivity – or see circus elephants paraded down the streets. When animals are caged, it’s a loss of what they are.
K. A. Applegate

Elephant Sayings

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  • All good things are wild and free.
  • Beneath the skin, kin.
  • Moving little giants.
  • Elephants are zooperstars!
  • Welcome to the jungle!
  • Find me where elephants are…
  • Dream big; like an elephant.
  • A trunkload of love!
  • Your opinion is irr-elephant.
  • The huge old beast.
  • Save the forests to save elephants!
  • Thank you for being a friend.
  • Time spent with elephants is never wasted.
  • No elephant is a bad one.
  • Elephants are the coolest creatures in the world!
  • My spirit animal has a trunk.
  • A trunk full of fun!
  • Elephants like tourists but hate the disturbers.
  • Be strong as an elephant!

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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