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.Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanack July 1736.
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.Martial, Epigrams (c. 80-104 AD), Book VI, Epistle 15.
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.Theocritus, Idyl, IX. Translation by Andrew Lang, Stanza 2.
Grasshopper to grasshopper, ant to ant is dear, Hawks love hawks, but I the muse and song.Theocritus, Idyl, IX. Translation by Maurice Thompson.
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.No species remains constant: that great renovator of matter
[Footnote:] An ant on a hot stove-lid runs faster than an ant on a cold one. Who wouldn't?will cuppy
Adam ant: "There'd be no Gaga without Madonna so let's put it in fucking perspective…""...Madge was doing that when I was doing it, you know? I saw Madonna outside the Music Machine before she even made it. I was doing a gig with the band in like '79. There was this chick outside from New York going 'I'm going to be a star' and it was her! And she's got some fucking balls you know?""She's done as much as Dietrich did for fucking Hollywood stars. She's gone in and said 'Alright. I've been raped. Someone fucking stuck his dick in my gob in a back alley. I got up from that and I went in there and I had a big fight. And I won.' She fucking won, good luck to the woman."
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