Richard Buckminster Fuller
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- "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."
- Simple: When I am working on a problem, I do not think about beauty. I only think about how to fix the problem. But when I am done, if it is not beautiful, then I know it is wrong.
- "The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done."
- Simple: The things that we should do are: the things that need to be done, the things you see that need to be done, and the things no one else thinks need to be done.
- About the quote: From: letter to "Micheal" (February 16, 1970). Micheal was a 10 year old boy who had asked in a letter whether Fuller was a "doer" or a "thinker".
- Encyclopædia Britannica. (2007). "Fuller, R Buckminster". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved on 2007-04-20
- Darling, David J. (2004). The Universal Book of Mathematics. John Wiley and Sons, Page 34. ISBN 0471270474.
- Fuller, Richard Buckminster (2002). Critical path. Macmillan, Page 38. ISBN 0312174918.