Quotation Explorer - 'H.G. Wells'

Advertising is legalized lying. - H.G. Wells
If after all my Atheology turns out wrong and your Theology right I feel I shall always be able to pass into Heaven (if I want to) as a friend of G.K.C.'s. Bless you. - H.G. Wells
If we don't end war, war will end us. - H.G. Wells
[T]hat mutual jealousy, that intolerantly keen edge of criticism, that irrational hunger for a beautiful perfection, that life and wisdom do presently and most mercifully dull. - H.G. Wells
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. - 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
A federation of all humanity, together with a sufficient measure of social justice, to ensure health, education, and a rough equality of opportunity to most of the children born into the world, would mean such a release and increase of human energy as to open a new phase in human history. - H.G. Wells
We are to turn our backs for a space upon the insistent examination of the thing that is, and face towards the freer air, the ampler spaces of the thing that perhaps might be. - H.G. Wells
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. - H.G. Wells
It was a red-flannel chest-protector, one of those large quasi-hygienic objects that with pills and medicines take the place of beneficial relics and images among the Protestant peoples of Christendom. - H.G. Wells
A boy is a creature of odd feelings. - H.G. Wells
The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it. - H.G. Wells
There are kisses and kisses, I am told, and this must have been quite the other sort from Millie's resonant signals of regard. - 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
The study of Nature makes a man at last as remorseless as Nature. - 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
My pockets had always puzzled Weena, but at the last she had concluded that they were an eccentric kind of vase for floral decoration. - H.G. Wells
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. - 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
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 men's lives should not stake their own. - H.G. Wells
Our true nationality is mankind. - H.G. Wells
But he was one of those weak creatures, void of pride, timorous, anemic, hateful souls, full of shifty cunning, who face neither God nor man, who face not even themselves. - H.G. Wells
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