Quotes by: 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.
I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
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.
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.
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.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted.
Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.
Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.