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I'm not a genius.
by R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Self Lesson Persistence

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

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

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

 

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God is a verb, not a noun.
- 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

Truth is a tendency.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
- 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

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

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

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

Most of my advances were by mistake.
You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.
- 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

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

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

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

Tension is the great integrity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Either war is obsolete, or men are.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

War is the ultimate tool of politics.
- 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

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

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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