H. G. Wells Quotes
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Mind at the End of Its Tether.
Advertising is legalized lying.
Cynicism is humor in ill-health.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Cynicism is humour in ill health.
To be honest, one must be inconsistent.
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
Religions are such stuff as dreams are made of.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity.
His studies were pursued but never effectually overtaken.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature's inexorable imperative.
Before people can come to Utopia, they must learn the way there.
An artist who theorizes about his work is no longer artist but critic.
If you do not want to explore an egoism you should not read autobiography.
The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf - it's almost a law.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.
Lies are the mortar that bind the savage individual man into the social masonry.
Power is no more to be committed to men without discipline and restriction than alcohol.
Every one of these hundreds of millions of human beings is in some form seeking happiness.
The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.
The past is the beginning of beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
A biography should be a dissection and demonstration of how a particular human being was made and worked.
There is no liberty, save wisdom and self-control. Liberty is within—not without. It is each man's own affair.
Leaders I feel should guide as far as they can—and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit.
We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise.... Attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it.
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 crazy combative patriotism that plainly threatens to destroy civilization is very largely begotten by the schoolmaster in his history lessons.
The professional military mind is by necessity an inferior and unimaginative mind; no man of high intellectual quality would willingly imprison his gifts in such a calling.
The brain upon which my experiences have been written is not a particularly good one. If their were brain-shows, as there are cat and dog shows, I doubt if it would get even a third class prize.
If Max gets to Heaven he won't last long. He will be chucked out for trying to pull off a merger between Heaven and Hell . . . after having secured a controlling interest in key subsidiary companies in both places, of course.
The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, and which plays so small a part in Christian Creeds, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.
About two-thirds of the face of Marx is beard, a vast solemn wooly uneventful beard that must have made all normal exercise impossible. It is not the sort of beard that happens to a man, it is a beard cultivated, cherished, and thrust patriarchally upon the world.