H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.

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If you fell down yesterday stand up today.

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race.

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

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

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

Cynicism is humor in ill health.

History is a race between education and catastrophe.

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.

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

What really matters is what you do with what you have.

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.

Human history in essence is the history of ideas.

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.

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

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

If we don't end war war will end us.

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

Advertising is legalized lying.

Our true nationality is mankind.

The past is but the past of a beginning.

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