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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    Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
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    Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
    Source: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1963)
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    Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.
    Source: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1963)
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    One of humanity's prime drives is to understand and be understood. All other living creatures are designed for highly specialized tasks. Man seems unique as the comprehensive comprehender and co-ordinator of local universe affairs.
    Source: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1963)
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    Our brains deal exclusively with special-case experiences. Only our minds are able to discover the generalized principles operating without exception in each and every special-experience case which if detected and mastered will give knowledgeable advantage in all instances.
    Source: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1963)
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    Our power is in our ability to decide.
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    Out of my general world-pattern-trend studies there now comes strong evidence that nothing is going to be quite so surprising and abrupt in the future history of man as the forward evolution in the educational process.
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    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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    People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.
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    Politicians are always realistically maneuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as fundamental problem-solvers.
    Source: As quoted in Synergetics Dictionary : The Mind of Buckminster Fuller (1986)
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    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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    Quite clearly, our task is predominantly metaphysical, for it is how to get all of humanity to educate itself swiftly enough to generate spontaneous social behaviors that will avoid extinction.
    Source: Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975)
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    Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
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    Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
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    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering.
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