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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.

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The quotes:

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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