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R. Buckminster Fuller quotes

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

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

War is the ultimate tool of politics.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.

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.

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

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

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

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.

Either war is obsolete, or men are.

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

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.

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.