Quotes about Ants

The sun has a right to "set" where it wants to, and so, I may add, has a hen.

Artemus (Charles Farrar Browne) Ward

A Distich, according to Zwingler, on a Lady of the Dalburg Family who saw her descendants to the sixth generation.


He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.


He preferred an honest man that wooed his daughter, before a rich man. "I would rather," said Themistocles, "have a man that wants money than money that wants a man."


Pythagoras used to say that he had received as a gift from Mercury the perpetual transmigration of his soul, so that it was constantly transmigrating and passing into all sorts of plants or animals.

Diogenes Laërtius

I would have you call to mind the strength of the ancient giants, that undertook to lay the high mountain Pelion on the top of Ossa, and set among those the shady Olympus.

François Rabelaisc

There is, nevertheless, a certain respect and a general duty of humanity that ties us, not only to beasts that have life and sense, but even to trees and plants.

Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne

The tree of liberty only grows when watered by the blood of tyrants.

Bertrand Barère de Vieuzac

There were giants in the earth in those days.

Old Testament

Thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

Old Testament

Whose merchants are princes.

Old Testament

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.


I have had too much experience with revenants to scoff at the living traces the dead leave behind. Ghosts walk, no doubt about it

The novelist admits that he wants to give pleasure, while the poet and epic dramatists talk more about spiritual exaltation

He saw, in one of his fiery instants, all beasts that ever were, torn, hunted, baited, betrayed, bleeding; their cries seared his brain

It stands to reason you've got to have a war. Not because anybody wants it, of course, but because there's an army. An army here and an army there and armies all over the shop. Armies is for wars and war is for armies

The soul in hell is ... a soul at last aware that truth and beauty and goodness, as expressed in what we may call the personality of God, go on existing but quite beyond the hope of that soul's being able to get at them. The condemned soul knows what it wants, but it can't have what it wants. That's hell

He loves his creature so well that He grants them the gift of his own essence - utter freedom

Her brain was furnished with all the rubbish that the expert promoters of American values, comfort and stimulants could provide

A man who carries a cat by the tail is getting experience that will always be helpful. He isn't likely to grow dim or doubtful. Chances are, he isn't likely to carry the cat that way again, either. But if he wants to, I say let him!

I have not seen as far as others because giants were standing on

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

Erma Bombeck

It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?

Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?

Henry David Thoreau

The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.

Gen. Omar Bradley

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