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H. G. Wells Quotes

A time will come when a politician who has willfully 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 men's lives should not stake their own.

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

Advertising is legalized lying.

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

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

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.

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

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

Cynicism is humor in ill health.

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

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

History is a race between education and catastrophe.

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

Human history in essence is the history of ideas.

I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.

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

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

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

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

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.