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

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

A worker may be the hammer's master, but the hammer still prevails. A tool knows exactly how it is meant to be handled, while the user of the tool can only have an approximate idea.

Milan Kundera (1929-?) Czech writer.

But lo! men have become the tools of their tools.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

O God, thy sea is so great, and my boat is so small.

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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 (1813-1887) American politician.