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15 Rhinoceros Quotes  About The Horned Herbivore

With its horn cutting through the vast expanse of the wilderness, the rhinoceros commands a presence that resonates deep within nature. This collection of rhino quotes is a testament to their continuing resilience in the face of significant conservation challenges. 

Join us in appreciating their enduring spirit, and let their journey inspire your own.

Related Read: World Rhino Day.

Rhino Quotes About Their Survival

As seen in several news reports in the past years, rhinos are facing severe conservation challenges. There are five distinct species of rhinos. Sadly, the Javan, Sumatran, and Black rhino are critically endangered, with populations dropping to 18, 30, and 3,142, respectively. White and Indian rhinos fare slightly better, yet they are still vulnerable.

In the wild, rhinos graze on vegetation and shape landscapes, impacting the survival of other species. Conservation efforts range from anti-poaching initiatives like the International Rhino Foundation to habitat conservation efforts. 

Let's stand today and work hard to safeguard these magnificent creatures for future generations to learn from. The following quotes below have similar insights.

"The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants." -David Attenborough #trvst #quotes #dogood #thinkgreen #plants

"The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants."
- David Attenborough

"Rhinos are just fat unicorns. If we'd give them the time and attention they deserve, as well as a diet: They'd reveal their majestic ways-" -Ashley Purdy #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #dogood #diet

"Rhinos are just fat unicorns. If we'd give them the time and attention they deserve, as well as a diet: They'd reveal their majestic ways-"
- Ashley Purdy

"The illegal wildlife trade threatens not only the survival of entire species, such as elephants and rhinos, but also the livelihoods and, often, the very lives of millions of people across Africa who depend on tourism for a living." -Yaya Toure #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialimpact #people #survival

"The illegal wildlife trade threatens not only the survival of entire species, such as elephants and rhinos, but also the livelihoods and, often, the very lives of millions of people across Africa who depend on tourism for a living."
- Yaya Toure

"The scary thing is that in my lifetime, 95 percent of the world's rhinos have been killed." -Mark Carwardine #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #bethechange #lifetime

"The scary thing is that in my lifetime, 95 percent of the world's rhinos have been killed."
- Mark Carwardine

"China is responsible for a lot of the major conservation issues we're facing. It's the main market for rhino horn. Tigers are being killed for tiger bone wine. They're driving the tropical timber trade and illegal logging in Indonesia, and the trade in tropical reef fish." -Mark Carwardine #trvst #quotes #takeaction #socialimpact #tiger #fish #conservation

"China is responsible for a lot of the major conservation issues we're facing. It's the main market for rhino horn. Tigers are being killed for tiger bone wine. They're driving the tropical timber trade and illegal logging in Indonesia, and the trade in tropical reef fish."
- Mark Carwardine

Sayings About Thick Rhino Skin

Rhino skin is often metaphorically representing resilience and toughness. This comparison isn't baseless, considering it can be up to 2 inches thick. Their hides act as natural armor against predators and environmental elements. 

It is also thick enough to bounce off fired bullets from a handgun! So if people throw words that feel like thorns or life gives you challenges, do not fear. Grow thick skin like the rhinoceros. 

After reading the rhino quotes below, head over to our list of rhinoceros facts for more in-depth knowledge of these herbivores.

"People can have rhinoceros skin, but there's a point when something's going to hurt you." -Janet Jackson #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #bethechange

"People can have rhinoceros skin, but there's a point when something's going to hurt you."
- Janet Jackson

"Aim to be like a rhino to have a single purpose, to charge at obstacles and goals with total commitment and to develop a thick skin to deal with the slings and arrows that try to slow you down." -Bear Grylls #trvst #quotes #gogreen #ecoconscious #goals

"Aim to be like a rhino to have a single purpose, to charge at obstacles and goals with total commitment and to develop a thick skin to deal with the slings and arrows that try to slow you down."
- Bear Grylls

"I have become like a rhinoceros thick-skinned all the gossip about my numerous affairs does not bother me anymore." -Amy Jackson #trvst #quotes #gogreen #ecoconscious

"I have become like a rhinoceros thick-skinned all the gossip about my numerous affairs does not bother me anymore."
- Amy Jackson

"For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros." -Ella Wheeler Wilcox #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #gogreen

"For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Rhino Quotes In Metaphors And Literary Works

Other than their tough hide, rhinos also represent a strong, immovable force. Martha Beck's rhinoceros quote encourages us to face challenges head-on. Our unrelenting determination to reach our dreams is represented as the rhinoceros.

Meanwhile, in Eugène Ionesco's play "Rhinoceros," the creature symbolizes conformity. Ionesco challenges readers to retain their individuality and use their imagination to escape societal pressures. 

Decipher the rest of the rhino quotes full of words of wisdom and encouragement.

"Whatever causes you to drop your plan forward and open to your vision, your own, deeply personal vision of what your life could be at its very best, that's what I call meeting your rhinoceros." -Martha Beck #trvst #quotes #impact #collectiveaction #life

"Whatever causes you to drop your plan forward and open to your vision, your own, deeply personal vision of what your life could be at its very best, that's what I call meeting your rhinoceros."
- Martha Beck

"I doubt if a charging elephant, or a rhino, is as determined or hard to check as a socially ambitious mother." -Will Rogers #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #bethechange

"I doubt if a charging elephant, or a rhino, is as determined or hard to check as a socially ambitious mother."
- Will Rogers

"I have learned that a bitter experience can make you stronger. I now boastfully say that I have a hide like a rhinoceros... and I'm smiling. It's an interesting thing." -Mel Gibson #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #impact #interesting

"I have learned that a bitter experience can make you stronger. I now boastfully say that I have a hide like a rhinoceros... and I'm smiling. It's an interesting thing."
- Mel Gibson

"I have a friend who says that reviewers are the tickbirds of the literary rhinoceros-but he is being kind. Tickbirds perform a valuable service to the rhino and the rhino hardly notices the birds." -John Irving #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #changetheworld #birds

"I have a friend who says that reviewers are the tickbirds of the literary rhinoceros-but he is being kind. Tickbirds perform a valuable service to the rhino and the rhino hardly notices the birds."
- John Irving

"My parents were very permissive when it came to animals. As long as we earned the money to buy them and built whatever structure it was they were going to live in, we could have any kind of pet we wanted. They would have let us have a rhinoceros if we could have afforded it." -Maggie Stiefvater #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialchange

"My parents were very permissive when it came to animals. As long as we earned the money to buy them and built whatever structure it was they were going to live in, we could have any kind of pet we wanted. They would have let us have a rhinoceros if we could have afforded it."
- Maggie Stiefvater

"I never knew you were such a realist-I thought you were more poetic. Where's your imagination? There are many sides to reality. Choose the one that's best for you. Escape into the world of imagination." -Eugène Ionesco, Rhinoceros and Other Plays #trvst #quotes #bethechange #thinkgreen #poetic #world

"I never knew you were such a realist-I thought you were more poetic. Where's your imagination? There are many sides to reality. Choose the one that's best for you. Escape into the world of imagination."
- Eugène Ionesco, Rhinoceros and Other Plays

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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