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R. Buckminster Fuller Quotes

I hope you find these R. Buckminster Fuller Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Related topics: Wisdom

Don't fight forces, use them.
- 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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You uncover what is,
when you get rid of what isn't.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


 

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- 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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

God is a verb, not a noun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Man knows so much and does so little.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tombs are the clothes of the dead.
A grave is a plain suit;
while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
- 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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is a tendency.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Either war is obsolete, or men are.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

War is the ultimate tool of politics.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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.
- 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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Faith is much better than belief.
Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

How often I found where I should be going
only by setting out for somewhere else.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to
needing what I've invented.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
- 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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Here is God's purpose - for God, to me,
it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
- 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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

By 2000, politics will simply fade away.
We will not see any political parties.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Most of my advances were by mistake.
You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

My ideas have undergone a process
of emergence by emergency.
When they are needed badly enough,
they are accepted.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tension is the great integrity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun,
proper or improper.
- 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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.
- W. C. Fields

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg


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