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The courage to cooperate or initiate are based entirely on the truth, the whole truth, and
nothing but the truth as the divine mind within you tells you the truth is. It really does
require a courage and a self-disciplining to go along with that truth.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Either war is obsolete or men are.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

I have to say, I think that we are in some kind of final examination as to whether human
beings now, with this capability to acquire information and to communicate, whether we're
really qualified to take on the responsibility we're designed to be entrusted with.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

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

Love is metaphysical gravity.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you
in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never
forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one
person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all
the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Geniuses are just people who had good mothers.
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It is new design by architects versus world revolution by political leadership.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Initiative can neither be created nor delegated. It can only spring from the self-determining
individual, who decides that the wisdom of others is not always better than his own.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

I am convinced that creativity is a priority to the integrity of the universe and that life is
regenerative and conformity meaningless.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

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

The point is that racism is the product of tribalism and ignorance and both are falling victim
to communications and world-around literacy.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

The most important thing to teach your children is that the sun does not rise and set. It is
the Earth that revolves around the sun.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and
reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences
– "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for
hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: they heft,
shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

God is a verb.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

The politician is someone who deals in man's problems of adjustment. To ask a politician to
lead us is to ask the tail of a dog to lead the dog.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

I would say, then, that you are faced with a future in which education is going to be number
one amongst the great world industries.
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I'm not trying to counsel any of you to do anything really special except dare to think. And to
dare to go with the truth. And to dare to really love completely.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it's a different kind of life.
Richard 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.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Life is the spirit incarnate in time.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

I just invent. Then I wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

The explicable requires the inexplicable. Experience requires the nonexperienceable. The
obvious requires the mystical.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed
badly enough, they are accepted.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Man knows so much and does so little.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Children will draw pictures with everything in them... houses and trees and people and
animals... and the sun AND the moon. Grown-up says, "That's a nice picture, honey, but you
put the moon and the sun in the sky at the same time and that isn't right." But the child IS
right! The sun and moon are in the sky at the same time.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

You can never learn less; you can only learn more.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

You may very appropriately want to ask me how we are going to resolve the ever-
acceleratingly dangerous impasse of world-opposed politicians and ideological dogmas. I
answer, it will be resolved by the computer.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

We as economic society are going to have to pay our whole population to go to school and
pay it to stay at school.
Richard 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.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

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