Tool Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old tool quotes, tool sayings, and tool proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

All tools have intrinsic politics and technology is the tool of now.     

Godfrey Reggio

Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.     

Robert Collier

Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.     

Ani DiFranco

Each new tool we create ends an old relationship with the world and starts a new one. And we're changed by that relationship, inevitably. It changes the way we live, changes our patterns, changes our social organization.     

Ellen Ullman

Every tool carries with it the spirit by which it has been created.     

Werner Heisenberg

The strongest tool we, as Americans, have is our ability to rally together and to find solutions with unity of purpose.     

Richard Burr

The most important tool of the theoretical physicist is his wastebasket.     

Albert Einstein

if you have the tools but do not have the visual concept, the tools do not work     

Betty Poluk

We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.     

Marshall McLuhan

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

A good tool improves the way you work. A great tool improves the way you think.     

Jeff Duntemann

If the only tool you have is a hammer, it's hard to eat spaghetti.     

David Allen

Technology and tools are useful and powerful when they are your servant and not your master.     

Stephen Covey

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

The tools which would teach men their own use would be beyond price.     


Tools get socially interesting after they're no longer technologically interesting.     

Clay Shirky

Choose your tools carefully, but not so carefully that you get uptight or spend more time at the stationery store than at your writing table.     

Natalie Goldberg

All the tools and engines on earth are only extensions of man's limbs and senses.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.     

Audre Lorde

Any tool can be used for good or bad. It's really the ethics of the artist using it.     

John Knoll

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

The most important tool of my trade was a mirror.     

Lana Turner

Tools of many kinds and well chosen, are one of the joys of a garden.     

Liberty Hyde Bailey

I have become a marketing tool and I feel very uncomfortable with that. There's no space for me to express myself.     

Janet McTeer

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

Zig Ziglar

It is essential to have good tools, but it is also essential that the tools should be used in the right way.     

Wallace D. Wattles

Tools have their own integrity.     

Vita Sackville-West

If my only tool is a hammer, then every problem is a nail.     

Sholem Asch

Some tools of thought are so blunt that they are almost useless; others are so sharp that they are dangerous. But the wise man will have the use of both kinds.     

Gregory Bateson

Discover the tools to build your own vision.     

Mary Anne Radmacher