R. Buckminster Fuller

1895 - 1983

A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller

If the success or failure of this planet, and of human beings, depended on how I am and what I do, How would I be? What would I do?

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on being the change, categorical imperative, thinking globally, and acting locally

If the success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do, how would I be? What would I do?

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on love

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Love is omni-inclusive, progressively exquisite, understanding and tender and compassionately attuned to other than self.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on beauty, work, solutions, problem-solving, and buckminster fuller

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished; if the solution is not beautiful; I know it is wrong.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on behavior

Synergy means behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the behavior of their parts.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on thought

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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 (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on books, disease, health, mind, nature, reading, and thought

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 make books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on nature, success, and trying

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 (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on assumptions, errors, learning, and mistakes

By and large, I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the acknowledgment of erroneous assumptions.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

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A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on beauty, problems, and solution

When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think of how to solve the problem. But when I am finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

Contributed by: Zaady

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