H. G. Wells Top 10 Quotes


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)


For neither do men live nor die in vain.

H. G. Wells (The War of the Worlds, 1898)


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)


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)


Our true nationality is mankind.

H. G. Wells (The Outline of History, 1920)


There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is, a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven.

H. G. Wells (The Island of Doctor Moreau, 1896)


If we don't end war, war will end us.

H. G. Wells (Things to Come, 1936)


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)


Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

H. G. Wells (A Short History of the World, 1922)


Life begins perpetually. Gathered together at last under the leadership of man, the student-teacher of the universe... unified, disciplined, armed with the secret powers of the atom, and with knowledge as yet beyond dreaming, Life, forever dying to be born afresh, forever young and eager, will presently stand upon this earth as upon a footstool, and stretch out its realm amidst the stars.

H. G. Wells (The Outline of History, 1920)

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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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