137 Best Tool Quotes to Help You Get the Job Done

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Top 10 Tool Quotes (BEST)

  1. When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. — Socrates
  2. By the help of microscopes, there is nothing so small, as to escape our inquiry; hence there is a new visible world discovered to the understanding. — Robert Hooke
  3. Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. — Napoleon Hill
  4. If you want to build a ship, don't summon people to buy wood, prepare tools, distribute jobs, and organize the work; teach people the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  5. Typography is a hidden tool of manipulation within society. — Neville Brody
  6. Shaming is one of the deepest tools of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy because shame produces trauma and trauma often produces paralysis. — Bell Hooks
  7. You cannot change how someone thinks, but you can give them a tool to use which will lead them to think differently. — R. Buckminster Fuller
  8. A scientific theory is a tool and not a creed. — Joseph John Thomson
  9. ...there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women. — Kofi Annan
  10. Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss. — Banksy

The Most Famous Tool Quotes

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Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all. — Thomas Carlyle

A workman who wants to do his work well must first prepare his tools. — Confucius

Men have become the tools of their tools. — Henry David Thoreau

The hand is the tool of tools. — Aristotle

I have a lot of cooking tools. In fact I have a whole drawer full of knives. Cooking tools, especially cutlery, are my toys. — Martin Yan

We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us. — Marshall McLuhan

If every tool, when ordered, or even of its own accord, could do the work that befits it... then there would be no need either of apprentices for the master workers or of slaves for the lords. — Aristotle

Every child has a dream, to pursue the dream is in every child's hand to make it a reality. One's invention is another's tool. — Samuel Morse

Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples. — John Searle

It's not in the draftsmanship, it's in the man. Like I say, a tool is dead. A brush is a dead object. It's in the man. If you want to do it, you do it. — Sayings

Short Tool Quotes

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  • The tools which would teach men their own use would be beyond price. — Plato
  • The true Mason always carries his working tools everywhere. — William Howard Taft
  • Work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along. — Napoleon Hill
  • A gun is not a weapon! It's a tool, like a butcher's knife, or a harpoon, or an alligator. — Homer
  • Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time. — Douglas Coupland
  • Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time. — Doug Coupland
  • The best design tool is a long eraser with a pencil at one end. — Marty Neumeier

Tool Image Quotes

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Tool quote by Joseph John Thomson

A scientific theory is a tool and not a creed. — Joseph John Thomson

Tool quote by Stephen King

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. — Stephen King

Tool quote by Banksy

Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. — Banksy

Tool quote by Samuel Adams

How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! — Samuel Adams

Tool quote by Robert Kennedy

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live. — Robert Kennedy

Tool quote Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll mak
Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.

The Mind Is A Powerful Tool Quotes

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The thinking mind is a useful and powerful tool, but it is also very limiting when it takes over your life completely, when you don't realize that it is only a small aspect of the consciousness that you are. — Eckhart Tolle

When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. The mind itself is a wonderful tool. Dysfunction sets in when you seek your self in it and mistake it for who you are. — Eckhart Tolle

Mockery is an important social tool for squelching stupidity. I’ve never seen anyone change his mind because of the power of a superior argument or the acquisition of new facts. But I’ve seen plenty of people change behavior to avoid being mocked. — Scott Adams

Tool quote The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own example.
The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own example.

Mind is the Master--power that molds and makes, and Man is Mind, and ever more he takes the Tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills--He thinks in secret and it comes to pass; Environment is but his looking-glass. — James Allen

The mind is a powerful tool. — Charles Tillman

Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment. — Cyndi Lee

Tool quote Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and mot
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is important.

Meditation is a powerful tool for training the mind and cultivating inner peace. — Andrew Huberman

The mind is a powerful tool for overcoming fear and anxiety. By reframing our thoughts and beliefs, we can overcome even the most daunting challenges. — Andrew Huberman

Money Is Tool Quotes

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Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. — Ayn Rand

Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. — Ayn Rand

What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose? — Jacob Needleman

If a patron buys from an artist who needs money (needs money to buy tools, time, food), the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates. — Ezra Pound

Wealth is nothing more or less than a tool to do things with. It is like the fuel that runs the furnace or the belt that runs the wheel - only a means to an end. — Henry Ford

Money is a tool that can either fix or damage your life. Use it wisely. — Ziad K. Abdelnour

For all these infectious diseases, the goal is to eventually get rid of them. And to do that we need to invent new tools, but nobody was doing that because there was no money to buy on behalf of the poorest, even the existing tools. — Bill Gates

Few influential people involved with the Internet claim that it is a good in and of itself. It is a powerful tool for solving social problems, just as it is a tool for making money, finding lost relatives, receiving medical advice, or, come to that, trading instructions for making bombs. — Esther Dyson

Everything you want is cheap or free. If you went to a venture capitalist and said: "I need money to buy tools." You flunked the IQ test, I mean every tool that you need is free! — Guy Kawasaki

The Bible teaches that we are to love people and use money, but we often get that reversed and you start loving money and using people to get more money. Money is simply a tool to be used for good. — Rick Warren

Blame Tools Quotes

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A bad workman always blames his tools. — English Proverbs

A poor workman always blames his tools. — English Proverbs

There's an old saying,'It's a poor craftsman who blames his tools.' It's usually the player who misses those three-footers, not the putter. — Kathy Whitworth

A bad workman blames his tools. — Daphne Du Maurier

I do believe CDSs [credit default swaps] have been miscast, much as poor workmen tend to blame their tools. — Blythe Masters

You can't blame science for being used for evil purposes. What you can do is say, 'This is an exceedingly powerful tool.' And you want to make sure it is used for good purposes, not bad ones. That is a political decision. — Richard Dawkins

Great leaders don't blame the tools they are given. Great leaders work to sharpen them. — Simon Sinek

Power Tools Quotes

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The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example. — John Wooden

I say from time to time that the vote is precious. It's almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument that we have in a democratic society. And we must use it. — John Lewis

The intellect is a beautiful servant but a terrible master. Intellect is the power tool of our separateness. The intuitive, compassionate heart is the doorway to our unity. — Ram Dass

The important thing about outsourcing or global sourcing is that it becomes a very powerful tool to leverage talent, improve productivity and reduce work cycles. — Azim Premji

Encryption...is a powerful defensive weapon for free people. It offers a technical guarantee of privacy, regardless of who is running the government... It's hard to think of a more powerful, less dangerous tool for liberty. — Esther Dyson

Disgust is a very powerful tool for bringing about crowd violence. If a group can be dehumanized and made into the Other, the ‘them,’ to treat that group horribly is made much easier. — Robert M. Sapolsky

Exercise, from a public health perspective, is an unmitigated failure. The world's longest-lived people live in environments that nudge them into more movement. They don't use power tools, they do their own yard work, they grow a garden. — Dan Buettner

Intermittent fasting can be a powerful tool for improving health and longevity. — Rhonda Patrick

Body language and tone of voice - not words - are our most powerful assessment tools. — Chris Voss

There is a very quickly growing hot pot patchwork of AI-powered tools for all of image, video, audio generation, upsampling, post-processing, control-netting, voice cloning, lip syncing, etc etc. — Andrej Karpathy

Hand Tool Quotes

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A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind. — Henry Ward Beecher

I think the Internet's been a tremendous tool in terms of breaking down the power structure of information and entertainment, particularly at a time when so much information and entertainment were in the hands of so few people, with multinationals owning everything. — Dave Foley

The Israeli regime is a tool in the hands of Zionists to control the Middle-East and the entire world. — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Bodybuilding has been the tool that single-handedly taught a little black boy from the projects to use his mind to achieve success. it taught me to see things for what they can be. I had 17-inch arms; I imagined them to be 24 inches. The power of my mind allowed me to achieve what I imagined. — Kai Greene

The future is better than the past. Despite the crepe hangers, romanticists, and anti-intellectuals, the world steadily grows better because the human mind, applying itself to environment, makes it better. With hands ... with tools ... with horse sense and science and engineering. — Robert A. Heinlein

I refer to my hands, feet and body as the tools of the trade. The hands and feet must be sharpened and improved daily to be efficient. — Bruce Lee

The reverence that the object maker has for the materials, for the shape, and for the miracle of his skill transcends to God, the Master Craftsman, the Creator of all things, who uses us, our hands, as His tools to make these beautiful things. — Sam Maloof

No man is born into the world whose work Is not born with him. There is always work, And tools to work withal, for those who will; And blessed are the horny hands of toil. — James Russell Lowell

The greatest tool at our command is the very thing that is photography. Light. Light is our paintbrush and it is a most willing tool in the hands of the one who studies it with a sufficient care. — Laura Gilpin

Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user. — Dan Brown

Digital Tools Quotes

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The tools of social networking: These are the digital campfires around which the audience gathers to hear our story. — Marco Tempest

Skill in the digital age is confused with mastery of digital tools, masking the importance of understanding materials and mastering the elements of form. — John Maeda

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone. — Jaron Lanier

Further, the next generation of terrorists will grow up in a digital world, with ever more powerful and easy-to-use hacking tools at their disposal. — Dorothy Denning

I always found it rather pathetic that as a photographer I would be dependent to such a large extent on sheer luck... So the moment I was offered [digital] tools to bend the shape of the image into my choices, and not those of lady luck, I was hooked. — Pedro Meyer

Further, the next generation of terrorists will grow up in a digital world, with ever more powerful and easy-to-use hacking tools at their disposal. — Dorothy E. Denning

My job as artistic director at the Brighton digital agency Lighthouse is all about trying to show that digital culture is about more than just tools and gadgets - it's about perceiving the societal transformations being brought about by technology. — Honor Harger

Just in the past couple years, we've seen digital tools display skills and abilities that ... eat deeply into what we human beings do for a living. — Andrew McAfee

The essential characteristic of digital information is that it can be manipulated easily and very rapidly by computer... Computational tools for transforming, combining, altering, and analyzing images are as essential to the digital artist as brushes and pigments to a painter. — William J. Mitchell

I think digital media is a valid tool, one that has it's own strengths and weaknesses. So often I see people dismissing digital art as somehow cheating or not as valid or important as traditional art, but the computer is just another tool. — Julie Dillon

Toolbox Quotes

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I think that fasting is just such a powerful tool .... I think of it as one of the most powerful drugs we have in the entire toolbox of medicine. — Peter Attia

Losing is inevitable, make sure you have the tools in your toolbox to deal with it. — Rich Franklin

I'm obsessed with the form of a toolbox. The idea of a portable kit that has everything you might need ignites something inside me. It's like Batman's utility belt. — Adam Savage

Intuition is the number one tool in the toolbox. — Matthew Mellon

Nature has provided us a spectacular toolbox. The toolbox exists. An architect far better and smarter than us has given us that toolbox, and we now have the ability to use it. — Barry Schuler

The reason that clichés become clichés is that they are the hammers and screwdrivers in the toolbox of communication. — Terry Pratchett

I won't date a guy who doesn't own a toolbox. I'm not saying you need to be able to knock down a wall or build a house or anything like that. But I've been out with a couple of guys who didn't own toolboxes, and they couldn't even change a light bulb. — Kristy Swanson

I'm always inspired by actresses who are older than me. Because I know that person has lived so much more life than I have. There's a whole other toolbox. — Kate Winslet

Film gives me live actors, editing, music, sound, a huge and powerful toolbox to play with. If there is a problem for me, it is that film gives me too much. There is less room for the audience to add their side of the conversation. — Dave McKean

I get around OK with a toolbox. As a kid, I picked up skills following my dad through the oil fields of Oklahoma and West Texas. My wife Janine is hard to impress, but she does think it's cool when I fix things around the house. — Ronnie Dunn

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More Tool Quotes

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To get really high is to forget yourself. And to forget yourself is to see everything else. And to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe. — Jerry Garcia

If you remember the shape of your spoon at lunch, it has to be the wrong shape. The spoon and the letter are tools; one to take food from the bowl, the other to take information off the page... When it is a good design, the reader has to feel comfortable because the letter is both banal and beautiful. — Adrian Frutiger

It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those other identified as outside the structures, in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish. It is learning how to take our differences and make the strengths. For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. — Audre Lorde

The specifically human capacity for language enables children to provide for auxiliary tools in the solution of difficult tasks, to overcome impulsive action, to plan a solution to a problem prior to its execution, and to master their own behavior. — Lev S. Vygotsky

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. — Philip K. Dick

If you dont like the way your life is going, redesign it. Redeem the years you lost. Restore your vision, revive your passion for living, and reclaim what was dormant inside of you. I cannot give you the dream but I can give you the tools to reach the dreams you have inside. — T. D. Jakes

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task. — Haim Ginott

We live in a world where most people still subscribe to the belief that shame is a good tool for keeping people in line. Not only is this wrong, but it’s dangerous. Shame is highly correlated with addiction, violence, aggression, depression, eating disorders, and bullying. — Brené Brown

Today is a new day. Today is a day for you to begin creating a joyous, fulfilling life. Today is the day to begin to release all your limitations. Today is the day for you to learn the secrets of life. You can change your life for the better. You already have the tools within you to do so. These tools are your thoughts and your beliefs. — Louise Hay

The people themselves begin to clamour for an education which shall qualify their children for life rather than for earning a living. As a matter of fact, it is the man who has read and thought on many subjects who is, with the necessary training, the most capable whether in handling tools, drawing plans, or keeping books. — Charlotte Mason

Education must be a great equaliser in our society. It must be the tool to level the differences that our various social systems have created over the past thousands of years. — Rajiv Gandhi

I think that in human evolution it has never been as necessary to have this substance LSD. It is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be. — Albert Hofmann

I am a black man dedicated to expression; expression of the joy and pride of blackness. I consider myself neither poet, composer, or musician. These are merely tools used by sensitive men to carve out a piece of beauty or truth that they hope may lead to peace and salvation. — Gil Scott-Heron

Don't think you can...know you can! Your human body is the most impressive tool that you will ever own. Even if you can't control everything...you can always control something. Your body - Use it...Amuse it...because one day...you're going to lose it. — Jeff Hardy

It's not the tools you have faith in. Tools are just tools. It's the people you have faith in or not. — Steve Jobs

As much as 95% of quality related problems in the factory can be solved with seven fundamental quantitative tools. — Kaoru Ishikawa

This is a very exciting time in the world of information. It`s not just that the personal computer has come along as a great tool. The whole pace of business is moving faster. Globalization is forcing companies to do things in new ways. — Bill Gates

To those of us who often procrastinate on the decision we feel intimidated by lack of education or any area of weakness. I relieve you with this statement: It is not how much you know that arms you with the tools of great decision making, but rather how much you ask. Ask questions. — T. D. Jakes

I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized. — Haim Ginott

Civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most important tools and achievements...the Muslim genius has added much to the culture of all peoples. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site. — Frank Lloyd Wright

Everybody should want to make sure that we have the cyber tools necessary to investigate cyber crimes, and to be prepared to defend against them and to bring people to justice who commit it. — Janet Reno

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

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. — Zig Ziglar

People always think of technology as something having silicon in it. But a pencil is technology. Any language is technology. Technology is a tool we use to accomplish a particular task and when one talks about appropriate technology in developing countries, appropriate may mean anything from fire to solar electricity. — Mae Jemison

In Conclusion

Quotes about tools also stress the significance of choosing the appropriate tool for a specific task. They encourage us to consider the functionality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the tools we employ. These quotes remind us that using the right tool can greatly enhance our productivity and success. In addition to physical tools, they also emphasize the importance of mental and emotional tools, such as patience, perseverance, and creativity, in overcoming obstacles and achieving success. Quotes about tools motivate us to continually explore and embrace new tools that can help us navigate the complexities of our lives, and ultimately make our journey more fulfilling and rewarding.

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