The world is full of insects, and full of quotes and proverbs in which insects are mentioned. Enjoy!

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A flea can trouble a lion more than the lion can harm a flea.


A flea on top of a bald head.


A flea-bitten horse never tires.

A fly can drive away horses.


A fly does not mind dying in coconut cream.

Africa, Swahili

A fly follows honey.

A fly in the ointment.

A detrimental circumstance or detail; a drawback.

A fly is nothing; yet it creates loathsomeness.


A fly may conquer a lion.

A fly on the wall.

A person who watches others without being noticed.

A fly to a fly.

Similar to: Birds of a feather flock together.

A fly will not get into a closed mouth.


A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.

Samuel Johnson

A greasy-haired teenager sat alone in a dark bedroom, pointing his wand at the ceiling, shooting down flies.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling

A hive of bees in May is worth a load of hay.

A louse cannot lift the eiderdown.


A louse in the cabbage is better than no meat at all.

A louse.

A mean or despicable person.

A moth will eat the finest linen.


A person is not a fly.

A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.

H. L. Mencken

A reasonable amount of fleas is good for a dog. They keep him from broodin' on being a dog.

A shut mouth catches no flies.

A single finger cannot catch fleas.


A social butterfly.

A person interested principally in frivolous pleasure.

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