Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
— Abraham Lincoln

A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.
Franz Kafka axes quote

A rocky vineyard does not need a prayer, but a pick axe.
— American Indian Proverbs

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
— Albert Einstein

And where the offence is, let the great axe fall.
— axes quotation by William Shakespeare