H. G. Wells Quotes

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.

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.

Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.

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.

Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.

What really matters is what you do with what you have.

The true strength of rulers and empires lies not in armies or emotions, but in the belief of men that they are inflexibly open and truthful and legal. As soon as a government departs from that standard it ceases to be anything more than ‘the gang in possession,’ and its days are numbered.

The man who raises a fist has run out of ideas.

If there is no God, nothing matters. If there is a God, nothing else matters.

There is no upper limit to what individuals are capable of doing with their minds. There is no age limit that bars them from beginning. There is no obstacle that cannot be overcome if they persist and believe.

Our true nationality is mankind.

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.

When a man realizes his littleness, his greatness can appear.


If anything is possible, then nothing is interesting

The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.

There’s truths you have to grow into.

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.

Strength is the outcome of need.

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

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

If the world does not please you, you can change it.

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

If we don’t end war, war will end us.

If your life doesn’t end in failure, you haven’t reached high enough. So it was failure I had to achieve.