A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.

Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.

If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.

Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.

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.

God is a verb, not a noun.

Wealth is the product of energy times intelligence: energy turned into artifacts that advantage human life.

Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.

Real wealth is ideas plus energy.

War is the ultimate tool of politics.

Don't fight forces, use them.

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.

The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.

Either war is obsolete, or men are.

Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.

Dictators never invent their own opportunities.

We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

Man knows so much and does so little.

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference.

Love is metaphysical gravity.

You can never learn less, you can only learn more.

Truth is a tendency.

Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.

Our power is in our ability to decide.

On personal integrity hangs humanity's fate.

You either make sense or you make money.

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.

Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.

God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.

His Unique Selling Position was to make the world work for 100% of humanity. .

What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities.

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.

Controlled time is our true wealth.

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.

Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.

By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.

Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.

My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted.

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.

Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.

You can make money or you can make sense. The two are mutually exclusive.

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.