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Ninety-nine percent of who you are
by R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Values Self Honor

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Truth is a tendency.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tension is the great integrity.
- 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

Either war is obsolete, or men are.
- 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

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

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

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

War is the ultimate tool of politics.
- 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

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

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

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

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Life is ten percent what happens to you
and ninety percent how you respond to it.
- Lou Holtz

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten
percent a bad reputation.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

Ninety percent I'll spend on good times,
women and Irish Whiskey.
The other ten percent I'll probably waste.
- Tug McGraw

Ninety percent of video game AI really is pretty damn bad.
I think that's actually why it's so much fun to shoot things.
Because the AI is so bad and the characters are so annoying.
- Matthew Perry

There are one hundred and ninety nine ways to beat,
but only one way to win; get there first.
- Bill Shoemaker

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
- Yogi Berra

You talk to the real cops and they say ninety percent of it is paperwork.
- Joe Mantegna

Ninety-nine percent of advertising doesn't sell much of anything.
- David Ogilvy

Ninety-five percent of our wool is going to China.
- Jim Elliot

Ninety percent of my game is mental.
It's my concentration that has gotten me this far.
- Chris Evert

Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.
- Kevin Bacon

Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent
of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past,
present, and future wars.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The slogan was 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'.
Sixty years later the slogan became,
'Don't trust anyone over ninety'.
- John McCarthy

Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German
Law were not members of the Party.
- Hans Frank

Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are
fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
- Thornton Wilder


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