House, n. A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus, and microbe. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s DictionaryCTO
And what’s a buterfly? At best,
He’s but a ceterpillar, drest.
God in His wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.
~Ogden Nash, "The Fly"
How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!
~Isaac Watts, "Divine Songs"
What do you suppose?
A bee sat on my nose.
Then what do you think?
He gave me a wink
And said, "I beg your pardon,
I thought you were the garden."
Hurt no living thing:
Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing.
~Christina Georgina Rossetti
Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes? ~Author Unknown
Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly
Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky.
~Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Silent Noon
Some primal termite knocked on wood;
and tasted it, and found it good.
That is why your Cousin May
fell through the parlor floor today.
When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee’s house some day. ~Congo Proverb
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. ~Betty Reese
Nothing seems to please a fly so much as to be taken for a currant; and if it can be baked in a cake and palmed off on the unwary, it dies happy. ~Mark Twain