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Craftsmanship Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Craftsmanship:

A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.
~ Louis Nizer.

Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols.
~ John Calvin.

First of all, I'd like to say here the fact that I'm not naturally a craftsman has made me work very hard.
~ Beatrice Wood.

There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.
~ Emile Zola.

We in Western society have largely become “observers” rather than “doers”... I believe that the decline in appreciation of Craftsmanship is at the root of this trend, and that this trend must be reversed for us to survive.
~ William L. Gould.

He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.
~ Friedrich August von Hayek.

I also believe that we all innately share a love and appreciation of fine craftsmanship, but most do not have a reference point or access to examples of it… the Internet…has drawn so many away from “making things" to vicariously experiencing what others have chosen for us in lieu of us identifying and pursuing a unique personal journey.
~ William L. Gould.

As far as the mechanics go, working with other people on received ideas was for me a very interesting technical problem. I can't say that any of my collaborations engaged my heart, but they engaged the craftsman in me.
~ Robert Sheckley.

Being a craftsman and being a businessman are two very different things. Those two personalities in me often fight each other. Balance is the key with all things in life and this sort of thing is no exception.
~ Author Unknown.

But, when the work was finished, the Craftsman kept wishing that there were someone to ponder the plan of so great a work, to love its beauty, and to wonder at its vastness.
~ Giovanni Pico della Mirandola.

If you have a craftsman's command of the language and basic writing techniques you'll be able to write - as long as you know what you want to say.
~ Jeffery Deaver.

In today’s "world economy" we rarely find a product which has the label "Made in the USA." Unfortunately we are losing the ability to craft or manufacture the products of which we were (once) in the forefront. Are we placing more emphasis on liberal arts education rather than on subjects that relate to how to make something?
~ Gerhard Spielmann.

One hundred years ago a team of gifted craftsmen labored for 11 months to create The Gamble House, designed by architects Greene & Greene. Led by general contractor Peter Hall, and his brother, John, Scandinavian craftsman woodworkers, they turned, joined, carved, and rubbed 17 species of wood into the house and furnishings that today are recognized as one of the greatest achievements in American architecture and craftsmanship.
~ www.gamblehouse.org.

Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
~ Hesiod.

When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
~ Jean de la Bruyere.

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