Zhuangzi (369-286 BCE)
The true saint leaves wisdom to the ants, takes cues from the fishes, and leaves willfulness to the sheep.
Catherine of Siena (1347-1380 CE)
These tiny ants have proceeded from His thought just as much as I, it caused Him just as much trouble to create the angels as these animals and the flowers on the trees.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790 CE)
None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.