C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.
The instincts of the ant are very unimportant, considered as the ants; but the moment a ray of relation is seen to extend from it to man, and the little drudge 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.