H.G. Wells

1866 - 1946

A Quote by Herbert George Wells on blindness and country

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: quoting Erasmus

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on beginning, god, and religion

Religion is the first thing and the last thing, and until a man has found god and been found by God, he begins at no beginning, he works to no end.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on humanity

Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions, great or small.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on earth

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What on earth would a man do with himself if something did not stand in his way?

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Outline of History, 1920

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on questions

New and stirring things are belittled, because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, "Why then, are you not taking part in them?"

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: The World of William Clissold, 1926

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on conservatism, conversation, debt, fiction, history, home, ideas, learning, life, literature, nonsense, opportunity, politics, purpose, retirement, science, present, thinking, and time

History has been kinder to Churchill than many of his contemporaries ever were. Some may be surprised to learn that the following luminary from the field of science-fiction had anything political to say at all: "Winston Churchill, the present would-be British Fuehrer, is a person with a range of ideas limited to the adventures and opportunities of British political life. He has never given evidence of thinking extensively, or of any scientific or literary capacity. . . . His ideology, picked up in the garrison life of India, on the reefs of South Africa, the maternal home and the conversation of wealthy Conservative households, is a pitiful jumble of incoherent nonsense. A boy scout is better equipped. He has served his purpose and it is high time he retired upon his laurels before we forget the debt we owe him. . . ."

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Tribune article, December 15, 1944

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on civilization and education

Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Outline of History, 1920

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on men

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Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: "Time Machine," 1895.

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on path

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The paths of social advancement are strewn with shattered friendships.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Outline of History, 1920

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on education and history

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Outline of History, 1920 & The Tribune, London

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