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.
2.) If anyone wants to know what elephants are like, they are like people, only more so.
3.) I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!
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.
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.
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?
9.) The elephant is never won by anger, nor must that man who would reclaim a lion take him by the teeth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Seriously, a smaller, leaner, cleaner, tuskless, and the more secretive elephant is exactly what is needed. It definitely would live longer.
When eating an elephant, take one bite at a time.
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.
I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I’ve ever met.
Wallowing was for elephants, depressing people, and depressing elephants.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant.’
An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications.
I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.
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?
It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can’t a fly.
It’s nice to have an elephant in the room. There’s nothing more helpful than something everybody’s thinking about.
Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant, the only harmless great thing.
I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one hundred percent!
I’m really petty. I remember everything like an elephant.
Mediocrity is the elephant in the room.
People are so difficult. Give me an elephant any day.
Th’ unwieldy elephant, to make them mirth, used all his might and wreathed His lithe proboscis.
I’ve known elephants with broken hearts, others with depression.
When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
No one in the world needs an elephant tusk but an elephant.
Elephants are magnificent creatures.
Paul Craig Roberts
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Good Elephant Sayings
Only elephants should own ivory.
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.
Dear people with no soul, stop shooting elephants.
Elephants, it turns out, are surprisingly stealthy.
A novelist is an elephant, but an elephant who must pretend to forget.
Elephants are quite enough.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs, and he’s trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.
Who rides on a tiger can never dismount; asleep on an elephant, that is repose.
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?
The threat of extinction is more real than many realize. And the damage done to elephants directly leads to the destruction of the ecosystem.
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.
The elephant can survive only if forests survive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Captions for Instagram
- 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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