— Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
— Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947
Ch. 2: "Mathematics as an Element in the History of Thought"
„The mad mob does not ask how it could be better, only that it be different. And when it then becomes worse, it must change again. Thus they get bees for flies, and at last hornets for bees.“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
Whether Soldiers Can Also Be in a State of Grace (1526).
„The common schools are the stomachs of the country in which all people that come to us are assimilated within a generation. When a lion eats an ox, the lion does not become an ox but the ox becomes a lion. So the immigrants of all races and nations become Americans, and it is a disgrace to our institutions and a shame to our policy to abuse them or drive them away.“
— Henry Ward Beecher American clergyman and activist 1813 - 1887
The Red Man, Volume X, No. 6 (July-August 1890) The origin remains unclear. Gen. R. H. Pratt, "The Fathers of the Republic on Indian Transformation and Redemption" https://books.google.com/books?id=WMARAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA129&lpg=PA129&dq=%22schools+are+the+stomachs+of+the+country%22&source=bl&ots=Jcl8GbwmVC&sig=R-frEgg-6ZUZrx_UqCh1cqH4yb8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPkOyV7a_PAhVC5iYKHajpD1sQ6AEINTAE#v=onepage&q=%22schools%20are%20the%20stomachs%20of%20the%20country%22&f=false, The Quarterly Journal of the Society of American Indians, Vol. 2, No.2 (April–June 1914), p. 129 cites "the columns of a little newspaper printed at one of the Indian schools during and prior to 1885". The Educational Weekly https://books.google.com/books?id=nWY0AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA519&lpg=PA519&dq=%22schools+are+the+stomachs+of+the+country%22&source=bl&ots=hTHXz7Q2AZ&sig=K_egMYGg8RNaVLKxEPiYt3w25mM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPkOyV7a_PAhVC5iYKHajpD1sQ6AEISzAJ#v=onepage&q=%22schools%20are%20the%20stomachs%20of%20the%20country%22&f=false, Vol. 11, No. 222 (1 December 1881), p. 187 cites "a lecture referring to the maltreatment of the Chinese".
„Crowds of bees are giddy with clover
Crowds of grasshoppers skip at our feet,
Crowds of larks at their matins hang over,
Thanking the Lord for a life so sweet.“
— Jean Ingelow British writer 1820 - 1897
"Divided", reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„For too little of tile best Marle can doe but little good, and too nmch therof hath beene alreadie founde to bee verie hurtfull to the Corne.“
— Hugh Plat writer 1552 - 1608
p. 30; Cited in: Malcolm Thick (1994)
— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
— Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
— Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
„The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it“
— Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997
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— John Brunner British author 1934 - 1995
February “THE INDISPENSABLE ASSISTANTS”
— Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas French writer 1544 - 1590
First Week, Fifth Day, Part i. Compare: "So work the honey-bees, Creatures that by a rule in Nature teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom", William Shakespeare, Henry V, act i. sc. 3.