65 Ants Quotes On Success In Life

These ants quotes will inspire you. Ants are of a family (Formicidae) of colonial hymenopterous insects with a complex social organization and various castes performing special duties.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging ants quotes, ants sayings, and ants proverbs.

Best Ants Quotes

  1. “I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy. Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.” ~ Jim Rohn
  2. “All good work is done the way ants do things: Little by little.” ~ Lafcadio Hearn
  3. “Life is priceless even to an ant.” ~ Liu Xiaobo
  4. “Next time you see an ant, remember: winter is coming! The best time to prepare for tomorrow is today.” ~ Haddon W. Robinson

  5. “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.” ~ Sakya Pandita , Ants quotes work
  6. “It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  7. “I wonder what ants do on rainy days?” ~ Haruki Murakami
  8. “Ants are good citizens: they place group interests first.” ~ Clarence Day

  9. “I discovered that if one looks a little closer at this beautiful world, there are always red ants underneath.” ~ David Lynch
  10. “The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn’t know enough to take a vacation.” ~ Clarence Day
  11. “If all humans disappeared today, the earth would start improving tomorrow. If all the ants disappeared today, the earth would start dying tomorrow.” ~ David Suzuki
  12. “Not to engage in this pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.” ~ Mortimer Adler

  13. “If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?” ~ Marie Dressler
  14. “Ants have the most complicated social organization on earth next to humans.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  15. “Ants, fighting together, will vanquish the lion.” ~ Saadi
  16. “An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.” ~ Laozi

  17. “There is no need for ants to have the ability to fly” ~ Karl Pilkington
  18. “Every ant knows the formula of its ant-hill, every bee knows  the formula of its beehive. They know it in their own way, not in our way. Only humankind does not know its own formula.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  19. “People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties… they live like ants.” ~ Bela Lugosi
  20. “Ants are a curious race” ~ Robert Frost

  21. “Do not kill ants. They are your best friends.” ~ Joe Brainard
  22. “The ant’s a centaur in his dragon world.” ~ Ezra Pound
  23. “..finally he was just another ant, working and working until he died without meaning.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  24. “Turn on the prudent
    Ant, thy heedful eyes,
    Observe her labours,
    Sluggard, and be wise.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  25. “The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.” ~ Bill Vaughan

  26. “We’re all ants. I’m a glittery little ant.” ~ Alanis Morissette
  27. “People are like ants: Just a few of them give all the orders. And most of them spend their lives getting squashed.” ~ Lauren Oliver
  28. “Ants in the house seem to be, not intruders, but the owners.” ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  29. “I would like to live a day in the life of an ant and hope not to get squashed.” ~ Kiowa Gordon , Ants quotes life
  30. “When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.” ~ E. O. Wilson

  31. “Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.” ~ Guru Nanak
  32. “The work on ants has profoundly affected the way I think about humans.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  33. “If ants had nuclear weapons, they would probably end the world in a week.” ~ Bert Holldobler
  34. “Not all ants use violence to dominate their world, some use more subtle methods.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  35. “Kings may see their palaces fall, but the ants will always have their dwellings.” ~ Eugenie de Guerin

  36. “How narrow is the vision that exalts the busyness of the ant above the singing of the grasshopper.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  37. “Ants make up two-thirds of the biomass of all the insects. There are millions of species of organisms and we know almost nothing about them.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  38. “I do not see why we should not be as just to an ant as to a human being.” ~ Charles Kingsley
  39. “Ants are the leading removers of dead creatures on the land. And the rest of life is substantially dependent upon them.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  40. “Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into wars, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves… They do everything but watch television.” ~ Lewis Thomas

  41. “I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside. Karma is everything.” ~ Holly Valance
  42. “My childhood was elegant homes, tree-lined streets, the milkman, building backyard forts, droning airplanes, blue skies, picket fences, green grass, cherry trees. Middle America as it’s supposed to be. But on the cherry tree there’s this pitch oozing out – some black, some yellow – and millions of red ants crawling all over it. I discovered that if one looks a little closer at this beautiful world, there are always red ants underneath.” ~ David Lynch
  43. “I bought an ant farm. I don’t know where I am going to get a tractor that small!” ~ Steven Wright
  44. “This is the principle of Universal Brotherhood of man with one another, with all life down to the little ants.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

  45. “Kids are curious.Kids are watching ants while adults are stepping on them.” ~ Jim Rohn
  46. “It’s only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realize how often they burst into flames.” ~ Harry Hill
  47. “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?” ~ Beth Orton
  48. “The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes, – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. Even the bee and ant have brought their little lessons of industry and economy.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
  49. “You feel like an ant contemplating Chicago.” ~ Robert Fulghum

  50. “For example, the tiny ant, a creature of great industry, drags with its mouth whatever it can, and adds it to the heap which she is piling up, not unaware nor careless of the future.” ~ Horace
  51. “Naw, it’s like ants up there, man. Like ants that sound like lions!” ~ Charlie Flynn
  52. “Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is error upon error, and clout upon clout, and our best virtue has for its occasion a superfluous and evitable wretchedness. Our life is frittered away by detail.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  53. “By what a delicate and far-stretched contribution every island is made! What an enterprise of nature thus to lay the foundations of and to build up the future continent, of golden and silver sands and the ruins of forests, with ant-like industry.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  54. “Man is the ant of the Universe; He is not an important creature, at least at the moment!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  55. “Do ants get headaches?” ~ David Mitchell
  56. “The instincts of the ant are very unimportant, considered as the ants; but the moment a ray of relation is seen to be a monitor, a little body with a mighty heart, then all its habits, even that said to be recently observed, that it never sleeps, become sublime.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  57. “We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.” ~ Gerald Brenan

  58. “When I look up and see the sun shining on the patch of white clouds up in the blue, I begin to think how it would feel to be up somewhere above it winging swiftly through the clean air, watching the earth below.” ~ Eddie Rickenbacker
  59. “We are human beings, not ants.” ~ Jami Attenberg
  60. “I was a senior in high school when I decided I wanted to work on ants as a career. I just fell in love with them, and have never regretted it.” ~ E. O. Wilson , Ants quotes love
  61. “Photoshoots for underage girls are like letting an ant walk around with honey.” ~ Janice Dickinson

  62. “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.” ~ Miriam Makeba
  63. “May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and tortoise circles the world.” ~ Jonathan Carroll
  64. “The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee…gathers its materials from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  65. “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.” ~ Isak Dinesen

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