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H. G. Wells Quotes

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Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
H. G. Wells (A Short History of the World, 1922)
Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
H. G. Wells
Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth.
H. G. Wells (Crux Ansatam, 1944)
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
H. G. Wells
If we don't end war, war will end us.
H. G. Wells (Things to Come, 1936)
Advertising is legalized lying. 
H. G. Wells
It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not pay with their own. 
H. G. Wells (The Salvaging of Civilization, 1921)
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells (The Outline of History, 1920)
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
H. G. Wells
The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.
H. G. Wells
The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.
H. G. Wells (A Modern Utopia, 1905)
Everytime I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
H. G. Wells
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
H. G. Wells
Few people realise the immensity of vacancy in which the dust of the material universe swims.
H. G. Wells (The War of the Worlds, 1898)
Cynicism is humor in ill health. 
H. G. Wells
Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge.
H. G. Wells
Night, the mother of fear and mystery, was coming upon me.
H. G. Wells (The War of the Worlds, 1898)
Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions, great or small.
H. G. Wells (Joan and Peter: The Story of an Education, 1918)
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells (The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman, 1914)
For neither do men live nor die in vain.
H. G. Wells (The War of the Worlds, 1898)
To grow and still to grow, that is the law of life. What other law can there be?
H. G. Wells (The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth, 1904)
By the toll of a billion deaths man has bought his birthright of the earth.
H. G. Wells (The War of the Worlds, 1898)
Our true nationality is mankind.
H. G. Wells (The Outline of History, 1920)
Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
H. G. Wells
Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit.
H. G. Wells
Great and little cannot understand one another... But in every child born of man, lurks some seed of greatness.
H. G. Wells (The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth, 1904)
Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
H. G. Wells (A Modern Utopia, 1905)
The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
H. G. Wells (The Discovery of the Future, 1901)
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
H. G. Wells (A Modern Utopia, 1905)
We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
H. G. Wells
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H. G. Wells Biography

Born: September 21, 1866
Died: August 13, 1946

Herbert George Wells was an English author and historian. He is best known for his science fiction novels and has often been called the Father of Science Fiction.

Notable Works
The Time Machine (1895)
The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896)
The Wheels of Chance (1896)
The Invisible Man (1897)
The War of the Worlds (1898)
When the Sleeper Wakes (1899)
The First Men in the Moon (1901)
A Modern Utopia (1905)
The Outline of History (1920)
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