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In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play
by H. G. Wells

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play
your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
- H. G. Wells

If we don't end war, war will end us.
- H. G. Wells

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
- H. G. Wells

 

I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
- H. G. Wells

Advertising is legalized lying.
- H. G. Wells

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
- H. G. Wells

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What really matters is what you do with what you have.
- H. G. Wells

History is a race between education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven,
which was the main teaching of Jesus,
is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines
that ever stirred and changed human thought.
- H. G. Wells

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.
- H. G. Wells

One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the
unteachable wildness of the Good.
- H. G. Wells

The path of social advancement is, and must be,
strewn with broken friendships.
- H. G. Wells

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

It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's
lives should not pay with their own.
- H. G. Wells

You have learned something.
That always feels at first as if you had lost something.
- 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

Our true nationality is mankind.
- H. G. Wells

Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions
without systematic knowledge.
- H. G. Wells

Some people bear three kinds of trouble -
the ones they've had,
the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.
- H. G. Wells

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
- H. G. Wells

The past is but the past of a beginning.
- H. G. Wells

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
- H. G. Wells

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.
- H. G. Wells

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober;
not to make us sorry but wise.
- H. G. Wells

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.
- H. G. Wells

The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf -
it's almost a law.
- H. G. Wells

Sailors ought never to go to church.
They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable.
- H. G. Wells

The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.
- H. G. Wells

Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
- H. G. Wells

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to
alter someone else's draft.
- H. G. Wells

Cynicism is humor in ill health.
- H. G. Wells

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.
- H. G. Wells

Biologically the species is the accumulation of the
experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
- H. G. Wells

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
- H. G. Wells

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle,
I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H. G. Wells

I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any
sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its
crew and floundering at sea.
- H. G. Wells

I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.
- H. G. Wells

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

Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth.
- H. G. Wells

After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times,
they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
- H. G. Wells

The only true measure of success is the ratio between
what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand,
and the thing we have made and the things we have made
of ourselves on the other.
- H. G. Wells

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.
- H. G. Wells

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.
- H. G. Wells

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.
- H. G. Wells

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?
- H. G. Wells

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.
- H. G. Wells

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

The flood of money that gushes into politics today
is a pollution of democracy.
- Theodore White

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected.
The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
- George MacDonald

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
- Martin L. Gross

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot
of money even to be defeated.
- Will Rogers

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
- Ralph Nader

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
- A. J. Liebling

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant


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