The great achievement of the nineteenth century was the making of machines which were the wonders of invention, skill, and patience and which were used for the production of measureless quantities of worthless make-shifts.
“Every human activity is an opportunity to bear fruit and is a continual invitation to exercise the human freedom to create abundance...” ― Andreas Widmer
Living without electricity, and doing almost all daily chores by hand, one tends to remember quotes that reinforce this philosophy, like almost anything said by Henry David Thoreau or this more recent quote:
" We Believe that when you create a machine to do the work of a man, you take something away from the man". Sojef-- Star Trek, Insurrection, 1998.
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