No Tools to Lend

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No Tools to Lend

These words, inscribed on the door of a farmer’s tool house, recently caught our eye, and furnished a ready theme for meditation. Borrowing is an ancient and evil custom, the fruitful source of many troubles. In the ruder stages of civilization there might have been greater necessity for borrowing than now; but as the world progresses there can be less and less need of it.

The tendency of cultivated humanity is to independent action—the tendency of barbarism is to a servile obligation. The more educated a community, the less they borrow, and consequently the more the borrowing element predominates, the greater their degradation.

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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4 Responses to No Tools to Lend

  1. Jim says:

    Good stuff to keep in mind. Thanks for posting.

  2. William Thompson says:

    Yes, I will make a sign saying this and mount it above the door to my tool shed.. Thanks for sharing…

  3. Borrowing, AS LONG YOU RETURN IT, is a GOOD THING….!!

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