What are tools?

Famous quotes containing the word tools:

    In child rearing it would unquestionably be easier if a child were to do something because we say so. The authoritarian method does expedite things, but it does not produce independent functioning. If a child has not mastered the underlying principles of human interactions and merely conforms out of coercion or conditioning, he has no tools to use, no resources to apply in the next situation that confronts him.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)

    There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use.
    Freeman Dyson (b. 1923)

    Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)