Turtle Proverbs

Sayings about Turtles

The turtle underestimates the value of fast feet. ~ Japanese Proverbs

A wife should be as humble as a lamb, busy as a bee, as beautiful as a bird of paradise and faithful as a turtle dove. ~ Russian Proverbs

The turtle lays thousands of eggs without anyone knowing, but when the hen lays an egg, the whole country is informed. ~ Malay Proverbs

Trusting in wealth is like looking for feathers on turtles. ~ Senegalese Proverbs

A turtle is not proud of his long neck.~ Malian Proverb

Sleepy turtles never catch up with the sunrise. ~ Jamaican Proverbs

A turtle can only get on it by sticking its neck out. ~ Korean Proverbs

Quotations about Turtles

Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause. ~ Bruce Feiler

See the turtle of enormous girth, on his shell he holds the earth. If you want to run and play, come along the beam today. ~ Stephen King

And when you look at the Turtle’s movie there is something there, definitely something there.~ Eddie Campbell

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.~ James Bryant Conant

If you want play with a turtle, you can’t get it to come out of its shell by prodding and poking it with a stick, you might kill it. Be gentle not harsh, hard or forceful.~ Author Unknown

All the thoughts of a turtle are turtle. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

…the world kept turning and the Turtle moved. ~ Terry Pratchett

Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.~ Alex Haley

Time is as slow as a turtle. ~ Barbara Park

The Turtle’s teachings are so beautiful. So very special. It teaches us that everything you are, everything you need and everything you bring to the world is inside you, not external, and you carry it with you, and are not limited to a place, space or time.~ Eileen Anglin

Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you. ~ Ajahn Chah

Men who wear turtlenecks look like turtles. ~ Doris Lilly

Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out. ~ Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

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