Start Where You Stand

 

Plane sketch C_NEW

Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.”  Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

— George Herbert, “Jacula Prudentum” 1651

 

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10 Responses to Start Where You Stand

  1. Bill B,. says:

    HI Dave,

    “EXCELENT” Quote.
    I’m saving it, and posting it.
    Regards,
    Bill B.

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  2. Scott Kinsey says:

    Terrific quote.. and sketch.
    For some reason George Herbert’s words brought to mind another quote that hits close to this home…

    “It is a kind of disparagement to be a cunning fiddler. It argues his neglect of better employment and he has spent much time spent on a thing unnecessarie”.

    Owen Feltham 1631

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  3. Geoff says:

    Great quote and drawing, Dave. And true! Herbert is one of my champions. Where is the quote from?

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  4. Richard Francis says:

    A servant with this clause
    Makes drudgery divine:
    Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws,
    Makes that and th’ action fine.

    ‘The Elixir’ George Herbert

    He even makes cleanup significant

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  5. lfr76 says:

    Great sketch and excellent and timely quote.

    Not only are adzes in great shortage (also) so are certain axes, gouges, and spoon knives. I’m sharpening the hatchet I have, starting with my Mora knife, and carving for the feel and experience and practice. Starting from zero (tools, talent, experience) if I wait for certain tools to become available, I’ll only have waited to start.
    Good reminder, Dave. Thanks.

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