Facts about H. G. Wells

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Summary

H. G. Wells was a famous Author from England, who lived between September 21, 1866 and August 13, 1946.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 41 quotes who is written / told by G. Wells, under the main topics: Beauty, History, Legal, Nature, Time.

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Famous quotes by H. G. Wells (41)


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"Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth"
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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
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"Cynicism is humor in ill health"
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"Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community"
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"Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning"
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"After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true"
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"Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise"
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"The past is but the past of a beginning"
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"The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive 'policies' and 'Plans' of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word 'socialism', but what else can one call it?"
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"In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it"
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"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today"
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"I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea"
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"Advertising is legalized lying"
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"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative"
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"If we don't end war, war will end us"
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"I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own"
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"The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn"
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"Sailors ought never to go to church. They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable"
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"I had rather be called a journalist than an artist"
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"Human history in essence is the history of ideas"
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"History is a race between education and catastrophe"
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"A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own"
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"You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something"
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"While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful"
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"What really matters is what you do with what you have"
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"We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century - for several centuries"
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"There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile"
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"There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection"
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"The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf - it's almost a law"
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"Our true nationality is mankind"
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"One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good"
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"Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind"
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"Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge"
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"No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft"
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"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo"
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"Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him"
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"Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit"
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"It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not pay with their own"
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"In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table"
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"Beauty is in the heart of the beholder"
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"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe"


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