Instrumentalism Quotes

Quotes tagged as "instrumentalism" (showing 1-12 of 12)
Abraham H. Maslow
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”
Abraham H. Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The 'polymath' had already died out by the close of the eighteenth century, and in the following century intensive education replaced extensive, so that by the end of it the specialist had evolved. The consequence is that today everyone is a mere technician, even the artist...”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

Terry Eagleton
“[God] is a kind of perpetual critique of instrumental reason.”
Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate

“Antiliberals endlessly berate their enemies for "instrumental thinking." But they do not clearly explain the evil of producing better goods at a lower cost.”
Stephen Holmes, The Anatomy of Antiliberalism

Confucius
“Tsze-kung asked, "What do you think of me?" The Master said, "You are a pot." "What sort of pot?" "A precious ritual vase.”
Confucius, The Analects

Confucius
“A gentleman is not a pot.”
Confucius, The Analects

“Kuramy'Imana kwawe bingana n'ubusabana bwaw'Imana nuburyo ubohostemo.”
Paul Gitwaza

Paul Theroux
“He used the word savages with affection, as if he liked them a little for it. In his nature was a respect for wildness. He saw it as a personal challenge, something that could be put right with an idea or a machine. He felt he had the answer to most problems, if anyone cared to listen.”
Paul Theroux, The Mosquito Coast

“We shouldn’t use God for our purpose alone but also be instruments of the extension of His Kingdom”
Sunday Adelaja

“The people around you are the instruments that God will use to help you”
Sunday Adelaja

“When you serve people, God will send people to bless you”
Sunday Adelaja

“God will not come from Heaven to help us, but He’ll use the people around us for that”
Sunday Adelaja