We do not demand for our own people any more than the basic human rights which we would extend to every nation, people and tribe on this planet: the right to preserve their own territory, traditions and ethnic identity. The right to preserve, in other words, the things which, by marking their differences from the mass of humanity, make them human and turn their society from an ant heap into a community.
I look at an ant and see myself: a native South African, endowed with a strength much greater than my size, so I might cope with the weight of racism that crushes my spirit.miriam makeba
Nec species sua cuique manet, rerumque novatrixEx aliis alias reddit natura figuras.Nec perit in toto quidquam, mihi credite, mundo,Sed variat faciemque novat: nascique vocaturIncipere esse aliud, quàm quod fuit antè; moriqueDesinere illud idem; quum sint huc forsitan illa,Haec translata illuc; summâ tamen omnia constant.ovid
It is enough that things exist for God to be unavoidable. Let us but grant to a bit of moss or the smallest ant its due nature as an ontological reality, and we can no longer escape the terrifying hand that made us.jacques maritain
The flower and fruit of love are mine The ant, the fieldmouse and the molestevie smith
None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
While an ant was wandering under the shade of the tree of Phæton, a drop of amber enveloped the tiny insect; thus she, who in life was disregarded, became precious by death.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
We'll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee there's no labouring i' the winter.william shakespeare
Cicala to cicala is dear, and ant to ant, and hawks to hawks, but to me the muse and song.
Grasshopper to grasshopper, ant to ant is dear, Hawks love hawks, but I the muse and song.
Nec species sua cuique manet, rerumque novatrix Ex aliis alias reddit natura figuras. Nec perit in toto quidquam, mihi credite, mundo, Sed variat faciemque novat: nascique vocatur Incipere esse aliud, quàm quod fuit antè; morique Desinere illud idem; quum sint huc forsitan illa, Haec translata illuc; summâ tamen omnia constant.
[Footnote:] An ant on a hot stove-lid runs faster than an ant on a cold one. Who wouldn't?will cuppy
Adam ant: