Thoreau, Men and Tools

Men have become the tool of their tools. The man who independently plucked the fruits when he was hungry is become a farmer.   — Journal, July 1845

“Men have become the tools of their tools. Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.”  — Walden