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R. Buckminster Fuller Quotes

(1895-1983), American Inventor, Designer, Poet, Philosopher

Don't fight forces, use them.

Category: Architecture

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

Category: Beauty

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

Category: Devil

Dictators never invent their own opportunities.

Category: Dictators And Dictatorship

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.

Category: Education

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.

Category: Education

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

Category: Faith

Here is God's purpose -- for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.

Category: God

Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.

Category: Gold

Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.

Category: Grave

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.

Category: Growth

The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.

Category: History And Historians

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

Category: Human Nature

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

Category: Leaders And Leadership

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

Category: Learning