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Truth is a tendency. ...
by R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is a tendency.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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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

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

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

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

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Don't fight forces, use 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War is the ultimate tool of politics.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

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

Either war is obsolete, or men are.
- 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

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

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

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

Tension is the great integrity.
- 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

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- The Buddha

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

There's a world of difference between truth and facts.
Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein


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