Gentle giants. This page is a collection of proverbs and quotes about elephants.


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An elephant does not feel a flea bite.

An elephant may be big, but it falls on its face more often than an ant.

As different as an elephant and a mosquito.

Be thine enemy an ant, see in him an elephant.

Better the cold blast of winter than the hot breath of a pursuing elephant.

Do not compare a fly with an elephant.

Do not make an elephant out of a fly.

Even an ant can hurt an elephant.

He can see a louse as far away as China but is not aware of an elephant on his nose.

He who cannot pick up an ant, and wants to pick up an elephant will some day see his folly.

Hobbits have no beards. There is little or no magic about them, except the everyday sort which helps them to disappear quietly and quickly when large stupid folk like you and me come blundering along, making noise like elephants which they can hear a mile off.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit - Chapter 1 - An Unexpected Party

If there were no elephant in the jungle, the buffalo would be a great animal.

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.
Desmond Tutu

In a battle between elephants, the ants get squashed.

In every enemy that is an ant, behold an elephant.

In watching for the ant, you let the elephant pass unnoticed

It is a stupid dog that barks at an elephant.

Man's heart is never satisfied; the snake would swallow the elephant.

People seek out big shots as flies seek out the elephant's tail.

Riding an elephant to catch grasshoppers.
Using a sledge hammer to crack a nut

The ambitious one makes friends with the elephant, then tramples upon the ant.

The death throes of an elephant are not so annoying as a living flea.

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

The world flatters the elephant and tramples on the ant.

Though your enemy is the size of an ant, look upon him as an elephant.

To be as small as a vinegar fly and want to shit like an elephant.
Too big for your boots

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

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