Q – H G Wells

Herbert George Wells 1866 – 1946 was an English writer of both novels and short-stories. Although he wrote in many genre’s he is best remembered for his Science Fiction stories including ‘The Time Machine’ and ‘The War of the Worlds’.

 

‘In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table’

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‘The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow’

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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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‘The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn’

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‘If you fell down yesterday stand up today’

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‘Human History is a race between education and catastrophe’

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‘The path of social advancement is and must be, strewn with broken friendships’

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‘The path of least resistance is the path of the loser’

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‘If we don’t end war, war will end us’

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‘Affliction comes to us not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise’

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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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‘Fools make researches and wise man exploit them’

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‘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’

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‘A downtrodden class… will never be able to make an effective protest until it achieves solidarity’

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‘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’

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‘Human History in essence is the history of ideas’

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

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‘Heresies are experiments in man’s unsatisfied search for truth’

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‘Some people bear three kinds of trouble; the ones they’ve had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have’

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‘There’s nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn’t abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile’

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

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‘Beauty is in the heart of the beholder’

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

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‘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’

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