Quotes and Sayings about Turtles

A turtle’s ability to adapt to its surroundings is a reminder to stay flexible and open-minded.

The turtle’s wisdom is in knowing when to pull back and when to push forward.

A turtle’s longevity reminds us to value the journey and not just the destination.

The turtle’s determination to reach its destination is an inspiration to us all.

A turtle’s shell is a reminder to always keep a piece of home with us, wherever we go.

The turtle reminds us that true strength comes from within and to always trust our own abilities.

A turtle’s journey may be slow, but it’s sure and steady.

The turtle teaches us to take things slow and steady, for true progress.

Like a turtle, sometimes it’s important to withdraw into your shell for protection and self-care.

A turtle never rushes, but always arrives on time.

I suppose without curiosity a man would be a tortoise. Very comfortable life, a tortoise has.
– Agatha Christie

Nature is slow, but sure; she works no faster than need be; she is the tortoise that wins the race by her perseverance.
Henry David Thoreau

I am successful because I have always been a tortoise. I did not come from a rich family. I was not smart in school. I did not finish school. I am not particularly talented. Yet, I am far richer than most people simply because I did not stop.
– Robert Kiyosaki

It’s the tortoise’s shell, ugly and hard that protects its life long journey on earth.
– African Proverb

The tortoise stores its wisdom in his shell.

It is the fear of what tomorrow may bring that makes the tortoise to carry his house along with him wherever he goes.

We’re the tortoise that has outrun the hare because it chose the easy predictions.
– Charlie Munger

What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.
Stephen Hawking

How you start is important, very important, but in the end it is how you finish that counts. It is easier to be a self-starter than a self-finisher. The victor in the race is not the one who dashes off swiftest but the one who leads at the finish. In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter in life’s race. In America we breed many hares but not so many tortoises.
– B. C. Forbes

Tortoises can tell you more about the road than hares.
– Khalil Gibran

In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
– Anita Brookner

I’m the tortoise in the race, but I’m a joyful tortoise

One day a tortoise will learn how to fly

We live in a culture full of hares; but the tortoise always wins

The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.

Moving like a tortoise, full of rigor mortis

Good habits are the basic tools that will determine whether you are a tortoise or hare in life!

We called him tortoise because he taught us.
– The Mock Turtle

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

You are absolutely free to describe me as a turtle or something.
– Paul Giamatti

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