Tools Quotes

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Abraham H. Maslow
“To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.”
Abraham Maslow

Steve Maraboli
“Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Marshall McLuhan
“We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.”
Marshall McLuhan

Gavin de Becker
“I encourage people to remember that "no" is a complete sentence.”
Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

Steve Maraboli
“Once you start recognizing the truth of your story, finish the story. It happened but you're still here, you're still capable, powerful, you're not your circumstance. It happened and you made it through. You're still fully equipped with every single tool you need to fulfill your purpose.”
Steve Maraboli

Philip Pullman
“The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike, a vise intends to hold fast, a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. But sometimes a tool may have other uses that you don't know. Sometimes in doing what you intend, you also do what the knife intends, without knowing.”
Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Golden Compass/The Subtle Knife/The Amber Spyglass

Calvin Coolidge
“Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.”
Calvin Coolidge

Stephen King
“It's best to have your tools with you. If you don't, you're apt to find something you didn't expect and get discouraged.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Steve Maraboli
“Today, you have the opportunity to transcend from a disempowered mindset of existence to an empowered reality of purpose-driven living. Today is a new day that has been handed to you for shaping. You have the tools, now get out there and create a masterpiece.”
Steve Maraboli, The Power of One

Richard Dawkins
“Human suffering has been caused because too many of us cannot grasp that words are only tools for our use.

The mere presence in the dictionary of a word like 'living' does not mean it necessarily has to refer to something definite in the real world.”
Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene

Adriana Trigiani
“There's nothing an artist needs more - even more than excellent tools and stamina - than a deadline.”
Adriana Trigiani, Viola in Reel Life

John Varley
“When I started writing I wanted the best tools. I skipped right over chisels on rocks, stylus on wet clay plates, quills and fountain pens, even mechanical pencils, and went straight to one of the first popular spin-offs of the aerospace program: the ballpoint pen. They were developed for comber navigators in the war because fountain pens would squirt all over your leather bomber jacket at altitude. (I have a cherished example of the next generation ballpoint, a pressurized Space Pen cleverly designed to work in weightlessness, given to me by Spider Robinson. At least, I cherish it when I can find it. It is also cleverly designed to seek out the lowest point of your desk, roll off, then find the lowest point on the floor, under a heavy piece of furniture. That's because it is cylindrical and lacks a pocket clip to keep it from rolling. In space, I presume it would float out of your pocket and find a forgotten corner of your spacecraft to hide in. NASA spent $3 million developing it. Good job, guys. I'm sure it's around here somewhere.)”
John Varley, The John Varley Reader

Criss Jami
“The skeptic says that the believer has lost his own mind under God. On the contrary, it is the people who follow God who are most like his children, who willingly and consciously walk in his will; but those who oppose him oppose him vainly and at their own expense, and, figuratively, seem to be more like his tools. They don't diminish his glory, but instead he still manages to use them in ways of unconsciously carrying out his will.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Margaret Atwood
“Human tool-makers always make tools that will help us get what we want, and what we want hasn't changed for thousands of years because as far as we can tell the human template hasn't changed either. We still want the purse that will always be filled with gold, and the Fountain of Youth. We want the table that will cover itself with delicious food whenever we say the word, and that will be cleaned up afterwards by invisible servants. We want the Seven-League Boots so we can travel very quickly, and the Hat of Darkness so we can snoop on other people without being seen. We want the weapon that will never miss, and the castle that will keep us safe. We want excitement and adventure; we want routine and security. We want to have a large number of sexually attractive partners, and we also want those we love to love us in return, and be utterly faithful to us. We want cute, smart children who will treat us with the respect we deserve. We want to be surrounded by music, and by ravishing scents and attractive visual objects. We don't want to be too hot or too cold. We want to dance. We want to speak with the animals. We want to be envied. We want to be immortal. We want to be gods.
But in addition, we want wisdom and justice. We want hope. We want to be good.”
Margaret Atwood, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination

Don DeLillo
“These were the things that built the world. Not to know or care about them was a betrayal of fundamental principles, a betrayal of gender, of species. What could be more useless than a man who couldn't fix a dripping faucet—fundamentally useless, dead to history, to the messages in his genes? I wasn't sure I disagreed.”
Don DeLillo, White Noise

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don't trust children with edge tools. Don't trust man, great God, with more power than he has until he has learned to use that little better. What a hell we should make of the world if we could do what we would!”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Tools evidence the limitations of our bare hands. But they also evidence the creativity of a determined mind.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It’s the belief that tomorrow can be better than today because today holds the lessons for a better tomorrow, as well as the tools to use them.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Our hands are the tool of tools that we need to achieve. Our hands describe more than there is to their physique. Our hands are extensions of our minds, in as much as the branches are fruits of the roots of a tree. The rest is determined by the effort, persistence and consistency, whether we bear fruits or not.”
Goitsemang Mvula

“When organizining the system of housing of the future - Foundations may be greatly important, but more so the Roof, the producer of the Tiles, as with Material, as with consideration to present and future climate, as with as with.

Thus, health is greatly important, for each block which creates the final Pyramid is very much laid and created by the mind [if not directly, indirectly].

Health determines Quality.”

“The beginner mind and the wise mind
are one and the same;
the only difference is the tools,
on which they draw.”
Shellen Lubin

“When demanded of those without power--
'if you said it more nicely maybe we would listen'--
'I can't hear you when you're so angry'--
'the ones who are nice are the ones who will get what they want'
(or, worse, the ones who are nice and pretty,
which, of course, also includes white, Christian, and 'classy')--
it is yet another subjugation,
yet another tool of oppression.”
Shellen Lubin

A.D. Aliwat
“Google runs the world, Facebook runs the life, Apple provides the best tools for people to use these things. And Twitter begins revolutions, sparks real change.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

“Money is a tool. Use all tools wisely by reading and following all label instructions.”
Michael Corthell

“How frustrated the impatient carpenter, whose tools have legs and free will.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The usefulness of a thing is dependent not on what it is, or how it can be used, but on the needs or wants of the user.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I lay aside the demands to be the craftsman and embrace the role of being the tool, in the right hands the impossible becomes impossible.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Terry Pratchett
“... the only tools a dwarf needed were his axe and some means of making fire. That'd eventually get him a forge, and with that he could make simple tools, and with those he could make complex tools, and with complex tools a dwarf could more or less make anything.”
Terry Pratchett

“Trials acts as tools.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Édouard Levé
“I write less and less with a pen, more and more on a computer.”
Édouard Levé, Autoportrait

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