Posted by: Dr. Y. | July 17, 2019

Un proverbe sur la Tortue / A Turtle Proverb


Une tortue / A Turtle

La tortue ne quitte pas sa carapace (Proverbe Sotho – Lesotho, South Africa, Botswana)

The turtle does not leave its shell (Sotho proverb – Lesotho, South Africa, Botswana).


  1. How interesting. I can think of a few interpretations like never forgetting where you came from or not to let your guard down.


  2. Hello, and thank you for sharing African proverbs on a regular basis — just wondering exactly what this proverb is supposed to teach us : that one should never separate from one’s origins? Is there more to it? thanks for any additional wisdom you can share.


    • Yes… indeed, it is about never straying from one’s origins, and staying true to oneself.


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