H. G. Wells
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"Herbert George "H. G." Wells" was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels, and Wells is called a father of science fiction. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinism/Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialism/socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the World War I/First World War) sympathising with pacifism/pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didacticism/didactic, and he wrote little science fiction, while he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of journalist. Novels like Kipps and The History of Mr Polly, which describe lower-middle class life, led to the suggestion, when they were published, that he was a worthy successor to Charles Dickens, but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in Tono-Bungay (1909), a diagnosis of English society as a whole.

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No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.

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

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

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.

The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.

The past is but the past of a beginning.

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

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.

There comes a moment in the day when you have written your pages in the morning, attended to your correspondence in the afternoon, and have nothing further to do. Then comes that hour when you are bored; that's the time for sex.

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.

It becomes a bore doing imaginative books that do not touch imaginations, and at length one stops even planning them.

Religion is pickled God.

Non-violence is the policy of the vegetable kingdom.

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.

If we don't end war, war will end us.

Some people bear three kinds of trouble - the ones they've had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.

Strength is the outcome of need.

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.