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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.
In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate.
A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.
Gian Carlo Menotti
An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.
When they talk of ghosts of the dead who wander in the night with things still undone in life, they approximate my subjective experience of this life.
Jack Henry Abbott
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Today, most Americans are too cynical, or tired, or both, to even approximate our Founders' courageous repudiation of injustice.
Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.
A lot of my lyrics are approximate meaning without me knowing why they sound right.
Thus, the more succinctly a train of thought was expounded, and the more comprehensive the unity of its basic idea, the closer it would approximate to the prerequisites of the mathematical way of thinking.
If I'm writing, I'll say something metaphorical or approximate, whereas scientists are very precise.
Joyce Carol Oates
Stripping away artifice - it's the constant standard I aim for in acting, to approximate life. People talk about being bigger than life - but there's nothing bigger than life.
It's technically extremely difficult to get down what you really mean, not what you think you mean, or what you think sounds good, but what's really there, what you really have to express, in words that somehow convey that meaning in an approximate way.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
An approximate answer to the right question is worth far more than a precise answer to the wrong one.
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