With patience and saliva the ant swallows an elephant.
Circus, n. A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and
children acting the fool.
Women and elephants never forget.
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.
When elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers.
One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I'll never know.
An elephant without a keeper is like a man without a wife.
If you want to be a champion, remember this: Lions walk with lions, hyenas with hyenas and
elephants with elephants. They don't walk together.
The elephant is killed because he has tusks.
Gnats, in great numbers, can beat an elephant.
I doubt if a charging elephant, or a rhino, is as determined or hard to check as a socially
The elephant does not bite, it is that trunk one fears.
Do not make an elephant out of a fly.
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.
Women are like elephants to me: Nice to look at, but I wouldn't want to own one.
W. C. Fields
Don't meddle in assisting the elephant in carrying his tusks.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
The elephant and tiger are afraid of fire.
I could easily learn to prefer an elephant to any other vehicle, partly because of that
immunity from collisions, and partly because of the fine view one has from up there, and
partly because of the dignity one feels in that high place, and partly because one can look in
at the windows and see what is going on privately among the family. The Lahore horses were
used to elephants, but they were rapturously afraid of them just the same. It seemed
curious. Perhaps the better they know the elephant the more they respect him in that
peculiar way. In our own case we are not afraid of dynamite till we get acquainted with it.
The young elephant is born with a thick skin.
Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the
campfires of gentle people.
If the elephant were not in the wilderness, buffalo would be the greatest.
Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? What makes the flag on the mast to wave? What
makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the
muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage!
What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot?
What puts the "ape" in apricot? What have they got that I ain't got? Courage!
The Wizard of Oz, 1939
An elephant is not affected by sunshine or rain.
If you're going to move, move like an elephant, not like a hyena.
A thing may be too sad to be believed or too wicked to be believed or too good to be
believed; but it cannot be too absurd to be believed in this planet of frogs and elephants, of
crocodiles and cuttle-fish.
G. K. Chesterton
Where an elephant is being killed, none notices the death of a monkey.
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.
Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant - the only harmless great thing.
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.