You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.— Richard Buckminster Fuller
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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting.
We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from weaponry to livingry.
Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
Don't fight forces, use them.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit;
while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
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.
Our power is in our ability to decide.
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.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
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.
You can't learn less.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
Controlled time is our true wealth.
Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty.
I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
God is a verb.
Here is God's purpose -- for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
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.
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: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
Everything you've learned in school as obvious becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.
Out of my general world-pattern-trend studies there now comes strong evidence that nothing is going to be quite so surprising and abrupt in the future history of man as the forward evolution in the educational process.
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 makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.