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Quotes by Buckminster Fuller

  1. “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.”
  2. “If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference.”
  3. “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”
  4. “Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.”
  5. “Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.”
  8. “A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.”
  9. “We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.”
  10. “Either war is obsolete, or men are.”
  11. “Don’t fight forces, use them.”
  12. “Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.”
  13. “Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.”
  14. “God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.”
  15. “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.”
  16. “How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.”
  17. “People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.”
  18. “Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.”
  19. “Love is metaphysical gravity”.
  20. “By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.”
  21. “Love is metaphysical gravity.”
  22. “Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is staggering.”
  23. “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.”
  24. “You can never learn less, you can only learn more.”
  25. “The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.”
  26. “God is a verb, not a noun.”
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