H.G. Wells Quotes

“We all have our time machines, don’t we. Those that take us back are memories…And those that carry us forward, are dreams.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“Our true nationality is mankind.”
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“The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“Sometimes, you have to step outside of the person you’ve been and remember the person you were meant to be. The person you want to be. The person you are.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“Advertising is legalized lying.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“If we don’t end war, war will end us.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“We should strive to welcome change and challenges, because they are what help us grow. With out them we grow weak like the Eloi in comfort and security. We need to constantly be challenging ourselves in order to strengthen our character and increase our intelligence. ”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.”
― H.G.Wells

 

 

“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“once you lose yourself, you have two choices: find the person you used to be, or lose that person completely.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“What really matters is what you do with what you have.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

 

“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.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“There’s truths you have to grow into.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“What on earth would a man do with himself, if something did not stand in his way?”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“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.”
― H. G. Wells

 

 

 

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have a huge variety of needs and dangers.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers – shriveled now, and brown and flat and brittle – to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of men.”
― H. G. Wells

 

 

 

“I hope, or I could not live.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“Very simple was my explanation, and plausible enough—as most wrong theories are!”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.”
― H. G. Wells

 

 

“Civilization is in a race between education and catastrophe. Let us learn the truth and spread it as far and wide as our circumstances allow. For the truth is the greatest weapon we have.”
― H. G. Wells

 

 

“All men, however highly educated, retain some superstitious inklings.”
― H.G. Wells

 

“We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“He began to realize that you cannot even fight happily with creatures that stand upon a different mental basis to yourself.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“Face this world. Learn its ways, watch it, be careful of too hasty guesses at its meaning. In the end you will find clues to it all.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“Civilization is a race between disaster and education.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“Be a man!… What good is religion if it collapses under calamity? Think of what earthquakes and floods, wars and volcanoes, have done before to men! Did you think that God had exempted [us]? He is not an insurance agent.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“I must confess that I lost faith in the sanity of the world”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“This isn’t a war,” said the artilleryman. “It never was a war, any more than there’s war between man and ants.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“Perhaps I am a man of exceptional moods. I do not know how far my
experience is common. At times I suffer from the strangest sense of
detachment from myself and the world about me; I seem to watch it all
from the outside, from somewhere inconceivably remote, out of time,
out of space, out of the stress and tragedy of it all. This feeling
was very strong upon me that night. Here was another side to my
dream.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“For after the Battle comes quiet.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“An animal may be ferocious and cunning enough, but it takes a real man to tell a lie.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“We are always getting away from the present moment. Our mental existence, which are immaterial and have no dimensions, are passing along the Time-Dimension with a uniform velocity from the cradle to the grave.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“Find the thing you want to do most intensely, make sure that’s it, and do it with all your might. If you live, well and good. If you die, well and good. Your purpose is done”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled the humiliating question arises ‘Why then are you not taking part in them?”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“We look back through countless millions of years and see the great will to live struggling out of the intertidal slime, struggling from shape to shape and from power to power, crawling and then walking confidently upon the land, struggling generation after generation to master the air, creeping down the darkness of the deep; we see it turn upon itself in rage and hunger and reshape itself anew, we watch it draw nearer and more akin to us, expanding, elaborating itself, pursuing its relentless inconceivable purpose, until at last it reaches us and its being beats through our brains and arteries…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 that the human mind has accomplished is but the dream before the awakening; out of our lineage, minds will spring that will reach back to us in our littleness to know us better than we know ourselves. A day will come, one day in the unending succession of days, when beings, beings who are now latent in our thoughts and hidden in our loins, shall stand upon this earth as one stands upon a footstool, and shall laugh and reach out their hands amidst the stars.”
― H. G. Wells

 

 

“The fact is, the Time Traveller was one of those men who are too clever to be believed: you never felt that you saw all round him; you always suspected some subtle reserve, some ingenuity in ambush, behind his lucid frankness.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“My days I devote to reading and experiments in chemistry, and I spend many of the clear nights in the study of astronomy. There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is, a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven. There it must be, I think, in the vast and eternal laws of matter, and not in the daily cares and sins and troubles of men, that whatever is more than animal within us must find its solace and its hope.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“We must remember what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon animals, such as vanished bison and the dodo, but upon its own inferior races. The Tasmanians . . . were entirely swept out of existence in a war of extermination waged by European immigrants, in the space if fifty years. Are we such apostles of mercy as to complain if the Martians warred in the same spirit?”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“It is when suffering finds a voice and
sets our nerves quivering that this pity comes troubling us.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

“I grieved to think how brief the dream of the human intellect had been. It had committed suicide.”
― H.G. Wells

 

 

 

“There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is, a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven.”
― H.G. Wells

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