R. Buckminster Fuller Quotes

R. Buckminster Fuller Quotes: Whether we are able to be a complete success or failure is in such critical balance that every smallest human test of integrity every smallest moment-to-moment decision tips the scales affirmatively or negatively.
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R. Buckminster Fuller Quote: 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.
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Quotes about R. Buckminster Fuller: Only our minds are able to discover the generalized principles operating without exception in each and every special-experience case which if detected and mastered will give knowledgeable advantage in all instances.
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Quote about R. Buckminster Fuller: The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear. This Dark Ages prison has no steel bars, chains, or locks. Instead, it is locked by misorientation and built of misinformation. Caught up in a plethora of conditioned reflexes and driven by the human ego, both warden and prisoner attempt meagerly to compete with God. All are intractably skeptical of what they do not understand. We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think.
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R. Buckminster Fuller Sayings: Real wealth is ideas plus energy.
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R. Buckminster Fuller Saying: People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.
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Sayings about R. Buckminster Fuller: ... reform the environment and not man; being absolutely confident that if you give man the right environment, he will behave favorably.
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Saying about R. Buckminster Fuller: Everyone has the perfect gift to give the world-and if each of us is freed up to give our unique gift, the world will be in total harmony.
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R. Buckminster Fuller Quotes: At first the, only subconsciously apprehended, approaching confluences of complex events make themselves known intuitively within the intellectual weather. Then comes a gradually awakeningconsciousness of the presence of new families of differentiating-out challenging concepts of every day prominence. It is with these randomly patterning families of separate concepts thatevolution is about to deal integratively. As a now specific unitary problem it may be disposed of effectively when and if that unified problem becomes
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R. Buckminster Fuller Quote: Synergy is the only word in our language that means behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the separately observed behaviors of any of the system's separate parts or any subassembly of the system's parts.
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Quotes about R. Buckminster Fuller: There is something patently insane about all the typewriters sleeping with all the beautiful plumbing in the beautiful office buildings -and all the people sleeping in the slums.
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Quote about R. Buckminster Fuller: I am enthusiastic over humanity's extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuity. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. But this is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think that we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday's fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem.
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R. Buckminster Fuller Sayings: The word generalization in literature usually means covering too much territory too thinly to be persuasive, let alone convincing. In science, however, a generalization means a principle that has been found to hold true in every special case.... The principle of leverage is a scientific generalization.
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R. Buckminster Fuller Saying: You cannot change how someone thinks, but you can give them a tool to use which will lead them to think differently.
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Sayings about R. Buckminster Fuller: Only the free-wheeling artist-explorer, non-academic, scientist-philosopher, mechanic, economist-poet who has never waited for patron-starting and accrediting of his co-ordinate capabilities holds the prime initiative today.
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Saying about R. Buckminster Fuller: We are here as local information harvesters, local problem-solvers in support of the integrity of eternally regenerative Universe. The fact that we get away from physical problems doesn't mean we go away from problems. The problems are really rarely physical.
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R. Buckminster Fuller Quotes: [A]ll the categories of creatures act individually as special-case and may be linearly analyzed; retrospectively, it is discoverable that inadvertently they are all interaffecting one another synergetically as a spherical, interprecessionally regenerative, tensegrity spherical integrity. Geodesic spheres demonstrate the compressionally discontinuous--tensionally continuous integrity. Ecology is tensegrity geodesic spherical programming.
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R. Buckminster Fuller Quote: We shall have to stop looking askance on trends in relation to sex merely as a reproductive capability, i.e. that it is normal to make babies. Society will have to change in its assessment of what the proclivities of humanity may be. Our viewpoints on homosexuality, for example, may have to be reconsidered and more wisely adjusted.
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