Our true nationality is mankind.

— H. G. [Herbert George] Wells

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


I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.


Advertising is legalized lying.


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.


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.


Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.


The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.


Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.


The science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by.


Cynicism is humor in ill health.


History is a race between education and catastrophe.


The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.


About H. G. [Herbert George] Wells

Quotes 33 sayings
Birthday October 16

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.


Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.


There comes a moment in the day when you have written your pages in the morning, attended to your correspondence in the afternoon, and have nothing further to do. Then comes that hour when you are bored; that's the time for sex.


Mankind which began in a cave and behind a windbreak will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum.


Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature's inexorable imperative.


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


Go away, I'm all right!


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.


One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good.


Human history in essence is the history of ideas.


He was inordinately proud of England and he abused her incessantly.


A time will come when a politician who has wilfully 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 mens lives should not stake their own.


Go away...I'm alright.


Looking through the telescope, one saw a circle of deep blue and the little round planet swimming in the field. It seemed such a little thing, so bright and small and still, faintly marked with transverse stripes, and slightly flattened from the perfect round. But so little it was, so silvery warm


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


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.


The War That Will End War.


Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.


Human society is based on want. Life is based on want. Wild-eyed visionaries may dream of a world without need. Cloud-cuckoo-land. It can't be done.


It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.

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