r. buckminster fuller Quotes

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
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.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
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.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
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.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
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.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
God is a verb, not a noun.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
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.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Don't fight forces, use them.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
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.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Love is metaphysical gravity.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Man knows so much and does so little.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
War is the ultimate tool of politics.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
The most important thing about Spaceship Earth - an instruction book didn't come with it.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
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— R. Buckminster Fuller