Quotes of the Day for 18 May 2004 – Tools
A few days ago I mentioned that I was in need of inspiration, quite a few readers responded with suggestions for themes. That wasn't quite the inspiration I was looking for, but it definitely can help trigger some thoughts on subjects that wouldn't otherwise have come to mind. Today's theme, Tools, is in response to a request from London.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you are sure to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow, 1908 - 1970
No human pursuit achieves dignity unless it can be called work, and when you can experience a physical loneliness for the tools of your trade, you see that the other things - the experiments, the irrelevant vocations, the vanities you used to hold - were false to you.
- Beryl Markham, 1902 - 1986
Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.
- Charles Kingsley, 1819 - 1875
An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
- Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867 - 1959
We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.
- Marshall McLuhan, 1911 - 1980
When the only tool you have is a hammer, every finger begins to feel like a thumb.
- William Clardy
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