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H. G. Wells Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: War

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

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

Advertising is legalized lying.
- H. G. Wells

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The past is but the past of a beginning.
- 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 had rather be called a journalist than an artist.
- H. G. Wells

Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
- 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 path of least resistance is the path of the loser.
- H. G. Wells

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

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

One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the
unteachable wildness of the Good.
- 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 social advancement is, and must be,
strewn with broken friendships.
- H. G. Wells

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
- 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

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

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
- 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

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

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

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

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
- 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

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

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

Cynicism is humor in ill health.
- 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

The way of success:
Visualize the end result,
Plan, Take action, Persevere,
Re-plan, Take action, Persevere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end that is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

Everything is okay in the end.
If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
- Anonymous

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

To be what we are,
and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end in life.
- Baruch Spinoza

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin


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