Tool Quotes

Quotes tagged as "tool" (showing 1-30 of 46)
R. Buckminster Fuller
“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.”
R. Buckminster Fuller

Leo Tolstoy
“These prin­ciples laid down as in variable rules: that one must pay a card sharper, but need not pay a tailor; that one must never tell a lie to a man, but one may to a woman; that one must never cheat any one, but one may a husband; that one must never pardon an insult, but one may give one and so on. These principles were possibly not reasonable and not good, but they were of unfailing certainty, and so long as he adhered to them, Vronsky felt that his heart was at peace and he could hold his head up.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Banana Yoshimoto
“Living like that utterly convinced me of the extreme limitations of language. I was just a child then, so I had only an intuitive understanding of the degree to which one losses control of words once they are spoken or written. It was then that I first felt a deep curiosity about language, and understood it as a tool that encompasses both a single moment and eternity.”
Banana Yoshimoto, N.P

Frank Herbert
“There exists a limit to the force even the most powerful may apply without destroying themselves. Judging this limit is the true artistry of government. Misuse of power is the fatal sin. The law cannot be a tool of vengeance, never a hostage, nor a fortification against the martyrs it has created. You cannot threaten any individual and escape the consequences.”
Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah

“So crucify the ego, before it's far too late,
To leave behind this place so negative and blind
And cynical - and you will come to find that,
We are all one mind capable of
All that's imagined and all conceivable,
Just let the light touch you
And let the words spill through,
And let them pass right through
Bringing out our hope and reason,
Before we pine away”
Maynard James Keenan

Israelmore Ayivor
“A positive mind is the sharpest tool that brings down the monuments of failure. The quickest way to fail is to murder your mind with negative thoughts!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Henry Rollins
“If I let you, you would make me destroy myself. In order to survive you, I must first survive myself. I can sink no further, and I cannot forgive you. There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice. Shameless now. Nameless now. Nothing now. No one now. But my soul must be iron, 'cause my fear is naked. I'm naked and fearless, and my fear is naked.”
Henry Rollins

“Most of the tools from medieval times were extensions of the physical self. Tools are now extensions of the mental self.”
Lotoya Peterson

Amit Kalantri
“Hands can cook, hands can create, hands can kill. There is no better tool than our hands.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

A.G. Howard
“Shh.” I squeeze his hand. His palm feels clammy. “We have to try to keep it down, okay? We don’t want my dad coming in.”
He grits his teeth against more shivers. “Always knew I’d end up in your bed … and hear you say those words one day.” He manages a smirk.
Jeb snarls. “Unbelievable. Even when he’s at death’s door he’s a tool.” He arranges a pillow beneath Morpheus’s neck. “Why don’t you keep your mouth shut while we help you.”
Morpheus laughs weakly, his skin flashing with blue light. “What say Alyssa” —his breath rattles— “gives my mouth something else to do?”
A.G. Howard, Unhinged

Leah Remini
“He wasn't attached to Scientology like I was. For him it was simply a tool to better your life. Then, if it wasn't doing that, it was time to leave the church.”
Leah Remini, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
tags: leave, tool

Amit Kalantri
“A good swordsman is more important than a good sword.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Criss Jami
“There are no keys to success - only tools.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Despite my intellectual attempts to grasp it, I remain confounded beyond all repair to understand how God believes in us enough to choose us as the vehicles by which to destroy the darkness in the world that we, of our own accord brought into it. And while I may never understand all of it, it is my hope that I love God with enough passion and that I hate the darkness with enough ferocity to stand up and be that vehicle.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jazz Feylynn
“Putting on the collar is taking charge of unexpected situations. Keeping humans from taking control from me. To tell hunters that I'm not prey. Not a trophy by wearing the collar. I looked at the circlet again. Looking deeper, I see not subjugation, but a tool of power to control my fate in the world of man that symbolizes my ownership over both my nature spirit and wolf-self.”
Jazz Feylynn, Colorado State of Mind

Thomas Hardy
“Perhaps you are making a cat's paw of me with Phillotson all this time. Upon my word it almost seems so--to see you sitting up there so prim.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Henry Rollins
“If I let you, you would make me destroy myself. In order to survive you, I must first survive myself. I can sink no further, and I cannot forgive you. There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice. I'm shameless now, I'm nameless now. I'm nothing now, I'm no one now. But my soul must be iron, 'cause my fear is naked. I'm naked and fearless, and my fear is naked.”
Henry Rollins

Israelmore Ayivor
“Correction is the tool for creating better from worse. Make the best use of it!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Frank Herbert
“Deceit is a tool of statecraft," Irulan agreed.
"There are limits to power, as those who put their hopes in a constitution always discover," Paul said.”
Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I am far too weak to help you. But God is not too weak to use me to help you.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“There is still a future with music, because people still want music.”
MaynardvJames Keenan

“Knowledge is a mighty tool, but how it will affect a person is unpredictable.”
Greg Mongrain, To Kill a Sorcerer

“Meditation is the best tool for neutralizing the voice in the head. It's a muzzle for the ego. Being mindful is an innate but underused ability we all have, the act of being aware without judging. When you repeatedly go through the cycle of trying to focus on your breath, losing that focus, and noticing and returning to the practice, you are literally building your mindfulness muscle the same way dumbbell curls build your biceps. As this mind-muscle develops, you start being way more aware of thoughts, emotions, and sensations as what they really are: squirts of chemicals & hormones that enter, peak and then fade completely back to the nothingness of which they arose. In other words, mindfulness provides space between impulse and action, so you're not a slave to whatever pops into your head. You are not your thoughts. You are the awareness of them.”
Dan Harris, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

“You already have the most important tool which is work”
Sunday Adelaja

“The eccentricities of a person can not be drawn with a conventional compass tool.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Gabrielle Zevin
“In this world, to be overly literal is a profound weakness.”
Gabrielle Zevin, Young Jane Young

“I know the pieces fit 'cause I watched them fall away.”
Tool
tags: music, tool

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Cruel’ or a ‘tool’? For if we see pain as an adversary, we will see nothing but the former and we will forfeit the power of the latter.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Robin Hobb
“Suspense was an excellent tool for keeping powerful people off balance. It gave one bargaining power.”
Robin Hobb, City of Dragons

Ehsan Sehgal
“I am not a tool that when you want; you use it for your need. I have the heart that breathes and feels too.”
Ehsan Sehgal
tags: tool

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