If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
An insect is more complex than a star..and is a far greater challenge to understand.
If all insects disappeared, all life on earth would perish. If all humans disappeared, all life on earth would flourish.
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
In the vast, and the minute, we see
The unambiguous footsteps of the God,
Who gives its lustre to an insect's wing
And wheels His throne upon the rolling worlds.
Life is hard for insects. And don't think mice are having any fun either.
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
Insects are what neurosis would sound like, if neurosis could make a noise with its nose.
Butterflies are not insects,' Captain John Sterling said soberly. 'They are self-propelled flowers.
Every living being on earth loves life above all else. The smallest insect, whose life lasts only an instant, tries to escape from any danger in order to live a moment longer. And the desire to live is most developed in man.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
Politics is made up of two words: "Poli," which is Greek for "many," and "tics," which are bloodsucking insects.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Specialization is for insects.
Hurt no living thing: Ladybird, nor butterfly, Nor moth with dusty wing.
The Spider as an Artist Has never been employed- Though his surpassing Merit Is freely certified.
God in His wisdom made the fly And then forgot to tell us why.
Two-legged creatures we are supposed to love as we love ourselves. The four-legged, also, can come to seem pretty important. But six legs are too many from the human standpoint.
Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
Insects are my secret fear. That's what terrifies me more than anything - insects.
The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him is aristocracy.
I do not see why men sheould be so proud insects have the more ancient lineage according to the scientists insects were insects when man was only a burbling whatisit.
Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
Some primal termite knocked on wood.
And tasted it, and found it good.
And that is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor today.
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