Those who have handled scienceshave been either men of experiment or men of dogmas. The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use; thereasonersresemble spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own substance.But the bee takes a middle course; it gathers its material from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests by a power of its own. Not unlike this is the true business of philosophy.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
The ant's a centaur in his dragon world. Pull down thy vanity, it is not man Made courage, or made order, or made grace.
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