"Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."R. Buckminster Fuller on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."R. Buckminster Fuller on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."R. Buckminster Fuller on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."R. Buckminster Fuller on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."R. Buckminster Fuller on Winston Churchill
"Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering."
"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."
"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."
"Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking."