Quotes by Richard Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster Fuller

American poet, philosopher and inventor

Alive from: 1895-1983

Category: Philosophers | Science | Poets (Contemporary) | CountryDuits

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    Every child is born a genius.
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    Everything you've learned in school as obvious becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.
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    Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
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    For at least 2,000,000 years men have been reproducing and multiplying on a little automated spaceship called earth.
    Source: The Prospect for Humanity, Saturday Review, 29 August 1964
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    Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
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    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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    Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
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    How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
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    Humanity is now experiencing history's most difficult evolutionary transformation.
    Source: Grunch of Giants (1983)
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    Humans have always unknowingly affected all Universe by every act and thought they articulate or even consider.... Realistic, comprehensively responsible, omni-system-considerate, unselfish thinking on the part of humans does absolutely affect human destiny.
    Source: Critical Path (1981)
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    I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.
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    I do know that technologically humanity now has the opportunity, for the first time in its history, to operate our planet in such a manner as to support and accommodate all humanity at a substantially more advanced standard of living than any humans have ever experienced.
    Source: Grunch of Giants (1983)
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    I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
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    I seek through comprehensive anticipatory design science and its reductions to physical practices to reform the environment instead of trying to reform humans, being intent thereby to accomplish prototyped capabilities of doing more with less...
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    I set about fifty-five years ago (1927) to see what a penniless, unknown human individual with a dependent wife and newborn child might be able to do effectively on behalf of all humanity...
    Source: Grunch of Giants (1983)
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