Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama Quote
From one point of view we can say that we have human bodies and are practicing the Buddha's teachings and are thus much better than insects. But we can also say that insects are innocent and free from guile, where as we often lie and misrepresent ourselves in devious ways in order to achieve our ends or better ourselves. From this perspective, we are much worse than insects.
Path To Tranquility (ed. Penguin Books India, 1998) - ISBN: 9780140277197