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R. Buckminster Fuller
July 12, 1895 - July 1, 1983
Nationality: American
Category: Inventor
Subcategory: American Inventor

Tension is the great integrity.


Love is metaphysical gravity.


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


Dictators never invent their own opportunities.


People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.


Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.


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


Integrity is the essence of everything successful.


God is a verb, not a noun.


A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.


Man knows so much and does so little.


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.


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


Either war is obsolete, or men are.


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.


Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.


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


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.


I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.


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.


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