H.G. Wells

1866 - 1946

A Quote by Herbert George Wells on meaning and people

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 (1866 - 1946)

Source: "Time Machine," 1895.

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells

His studies were pursued but never effectually overtaken.

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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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on history and ideas

Human history is, in essence, a history of ideas.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Outline of History, 1920

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on civilization, community, facts, history, independence, politics, religion, society, and world

From the point of view of human history, the way in which the Thirteen States became independent is of far less importance than the fact that they did become independent. And with the establishment of their independence came a new sort of community into the world. It was like something coming out of an egg. It was a western European civilization that had broken free from the last traces of Empire and Christendom; it had not a vestige of monarchy left and no state religion. . . . It was in these respects such a clean start in political organization as the world had not seen before. . . . The new community had in fact gone right down to the bare and stripped fundamentals of human association, and it was building up a new sort of society and a new sort of state upon those foundations.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Outline of History, 1920

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on jealousy

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Outline of History, 1920

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on perception, seriousness, and time

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 (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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