H.G. Wells

British-born American author

Lived from: 1866-1946

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: H.G. Wells

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    Advertising is legalized lying.
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    Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature's inexorable imperative.
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    Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
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    Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
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    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.
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    Cynicism is humor in ill health.
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    Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.
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    He was inordinately proud of England and he abused her incessantly.
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    History is a race between education and catastrophe.
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    Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
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    Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.
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    I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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