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Bernard Baruch

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If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
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Called "Baruch's Observation" in The Complete Murphy's Law : A Definitive Collection (1991) by Arthur Bloch, such statements have also attributed to, Michael Polanyi, and Mark Twain; see the Wiktionary page for this statement for more details.
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Variant: I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.
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Abraham Maslow, in The Psychology of Science : A Reconnaissance (1966), Ch. 2, p. 15 ;

 
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