When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
God is really onlyanother artist. He invented the giraffe, the Elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.
It was six men of Hindustan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind) That each by observation Might satisfy the mind.john godfrey saxe
A tiny sun and moon spin around them, on a complicated orbit to induce seasons, so probably nowhere else in the multiverse is it sometimes necessary for an Elephant to cock a leg to allow the sun to go past. Exactly why this should be may never be known. Possibly the Creator of the universe got bored with all the usual business of axial inclination, albedos and rotational velocities, and decided to have a bit of fun for once.terry pratchett
An Elephant can trumpet and shake the earth but not the self-possession of the ants who hold it.
The Elephant is never won with Anger, Nor must that man, who would reclaim a Lion, Take him by the teeth.wilmot, john, 2nd earl of rochester
I have been called a Rogue Elephant, a Cannibal Shark, and a crocodile. I am none the worse. I remain a caged, and rather sardonic, lion, in a particularly contemptible and ill-run zoo.wyndham lewis
And so these men of Hindustan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right And all were in the wrong. So oft in theologic wars, The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant Not one of them has seen!john godfrey saxe
In the High and Far-Off Times the Elephant, O Best Beloved, had no trunk. He had only a blackish, bulgy nose, as big as a boot, that he could wriggle about from side to side; but he couldn't pick up things with it. But there was one Elephant a new Elephant an Elephant's Child who was full of 'satiable curiosity, and that means he asked ever so many questions.
One morning I shot an Elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know.Jeffery Spaulding
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.
In desperation I asked Fermi whether he was not impressed by the agreement between our calculated numbers and his measured numbers. He replied, "How many arbitrary parameters did you use for your calculations?" I thought for a moment about our cut-off procedures and said, "Four." He said, "I remember my friend Johnny von Neumann used to say, with four parameters I can fit an Elephant, and with five I can make him wiggle his trunk." With that, the conversation was over.freeman dyson
We have all seen these circus elephants complete with tusks, ivory in their head and thick skins, who move around the circus ring and grab the tail of the Elephant ahead of them."john f. kennedy
They’ve heard about space but they still don’t believe in it. They haven’t been out here to see for themselves that there isn’t any giant Elephant under the earth, holding it up, and a giant tortoise holding up the Elephant. If I say “planet” and “spaceship” to them, they still think “horoscope” and “flying saucer”.fritz leiber
Buddha , the Blessed One, gives the parable of the blind men and the Elephant to illustrate that partial knowledge always breeds bigotry and fanaticism .
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.
Nature's great masterpiece, an Elephant, The only harmless great thing.john donne
When you have got an Elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
Th' unwieldy Elephant, To make them mirth, us'd all his might, and wreathed His lithe proboscis.john milton
I am not arguing with the scientist who explains the Elephant, but only with the sophist who explains it away.
They couldn't hit an Elephant at this distance!