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 :: 1895-1983, American Inventor, Designer, Poet, Philosopher

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

 

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The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Politicians and Politics]

 

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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.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Pollution]

 

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When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Problems]

 

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A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Proverbs]

 

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Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Leaders and Leadership]

 

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You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Learning]

 

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

 

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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.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Manners]

 

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Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Misfortunes]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Growth]

 

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The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [History and Historians]

 

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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 - [Human Nature]

 

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

 

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Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Dictators and Dictatorship]

 

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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.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Education]

 

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