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Quotes of the Day for 5 December 2001 – Tools

I didn't want to do "Failure" two days in a row, so I'll ignore the fact that this is George Armstrong Custer's birthday. I'm going with "Tools," as it was 125 years ago today that Daniel C. Stillson patented the pipe wrench.

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The quotes:

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
     - Confucius

Man is a Tool-using Animal.... Nowhere do you find him without Tools; without Tools he is nothing, with Tools he is all.
     - Thomas Carlyle, 1795 - 1881

Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.
     - Charles Kingsley, 1819 - 1875

We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.
     - Marshall McLuhan, 1911 - 1980

You've got to know where the machinery is and how it works before you can throw a monkey-wrench into it.
     - Michael H. Brown

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