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All Quotes by author - H. G. Wells
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" If we don't end war, war will end us. "
" If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table. "
" It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not pay with their own. "
" I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own. "
" Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit. "
" 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. "
" Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. "
" No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. "
" Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge. "
" Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind. "
" One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good. "
" Our true nationality is mankind. "
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