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Top 5 quotes from Buckminster Fuller
"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
"If I ran a school, I'd give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I'd give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them."
"Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment."
"Either war is obsolete or men are."
"Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering."
Top 5 quotes from Miscellaneous
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"Every individual...generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention."
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