H.G. Wells

1866 - 1946

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 beginning, conquest, death, individuality, laws, mind, mystery, rest, and time

Rest enough for the individual man, too much and too soon, and we call it death. But for man, no rest and no ending. He must go on, conquest beyond conquest. First this little planet and all its winds and ways, and then all the laws of mind and matter that restrain him. Then the planets about him, and, at last, out across immensities to the stars. And when he has conquered all the deep space, and all the mysteries of time, still he will be beginning.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on beginning and past

The past is but the past of a beginning.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

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