"Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."R. Buckminster Fuller on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."R. Buckminster Fuller on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."R. Buckminster Fuller on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."R. Buckminster Fuller on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."R. Buckminster Fuller on Joseph Stalin
"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."