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Herbert George Wells quotes (13)
History has been kinder to Churchill than many of his contemporaries ever were. Some may be surprised to learn that the following luminary from the field of science-fiction had anything political to say at all: Winston Churchill the present would-be British Fuehrer is a person with a range of ideas limited to the adventures and opportunities of British political life. He has never given evidence of thinking extensively or of any scientific or literary capacity.... His ideology picked up in the garrison life of India on the reefs of South Africa the maternal home and the conversation of wealthy Conservative households is a pitiful jumble of incoherent nonsense. A boy scout is better equipped. He has served his purpose and it is high time he retired upon his laurels before we forget the debt we owe him....
Herbert George Wells Category: Politics
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?
Herbert George Wells Category: New
Rest enough for the individual man too much and too soon and we call it death. But for man no rest and no ending. He must go on conquest beyond conquest. First this little planet and all its winds and ways and then all the laws of mind and matter that restrain him. Then the planets about him and at last out across immensities to the stars. And when he has conquered all the deep space and all the mysteries of time still he will be beginning.
Herbert George Wells Category: Unsorted
Humanity either makes or breeds or tolerates all its afflictions great or small.
Herbert George Wells Category: Diet
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Herbert George Wells Category: History
The past is but the past of a beginning.
Herbert George Wells Category: Past
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.
Herbert George Wells Category: Engineer
After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
Herbert George Wells Category: Proverb
Human history becomes more a race between education and catastrophe.
Herbert George Wells Category: Civilization
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone elses draft.
Herbert George Wells Category: Draft
Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.
Herbert George Wells Category: Research
His studies were pursued but never effectually overtaken.
Herbert George Wells Category: Study
Go away. Im all right.
Herbert George Wells Category: Last