It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
I don't believe in evil; I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots.
Religion was nearly dead because there was no longer real belief in future life; but something was struggling to take its place - service - social service - the ants creed, the bees creed.
Ants are good citizens: they place group interests first.
The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation.
We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.
When many work together for a goal, Great things may be accomplished. It is said a lion cub was killed By a single colony of ants.
Not to engage in this pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.
We're all the same. We all want the same thing in life. Everybody going around like ants and we all want the same thing. And it's not one queen. It's not one queen with the wings.
Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants. I appoint thee honorary Colonel.
We're all like little ants who scurry around with the materials that are at hand right now. Each generation finds new materials. Its just evolution, isn't it?
If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?
Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.
When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.
The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
I'm an actor. And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant.
May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world.