We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.
Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.
Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted.
God is a verb, not a noun.
One in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a wage.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering.
Love is metaphysical gravity.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
Man knows so much and does so little.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
War is the ultimate tool of politics.
Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
The most important thing about Spaceship Earth - an instruction book didn't come with it.
Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.