Best Quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller (Top 10)

  1. You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
  2. There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
  3. 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.
  4. I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing "” a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process "“ an integral function of the universe.
  5. In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.
  6. If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.
  7. The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it's really a different kind of life.
  8. Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
  9. Mistakes are great, the more I make the smarter I get.
  10. Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

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