62 Inspirational HG Wells Quotes On Success In Life

Herbert George Wells was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography, and autobiography. His work also included two books on recreational war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called the “father of science fiction”, along with Jules Verne and the publisher Hugo Gernsback. These HG Wells quotes will motivate you.

Best HG Wells Quotes

  1. “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.” ~ H. G. Wells
  2. “…fact takes no heed of human hopes.” ~ H. G. Wells
  3. “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.” ~ H. G. Wells
  4. “If there is no God, nothing matters. If there is a God, nothing else matters.” ~ H. G. Wells
  5. “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.” ~ H. G. Wells
  6. “Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.” ~ H. G. Wells
  7. “The man who raises a fist has run out of ideas.” ~ H. G. Wells

  8. “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.” ~ H. G. Wells
  9. “What really matters is what you do with what you have.” ~ H. G. Wells
  10. “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.” ~ H. G. Wells
  11. “Our true nationality is mankind.” ~ H. G. Wells

  12. “There’s truths you have to grow into.” ~ H. G. Wells
  13. “The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.” ~ H. G. Wells
  14. “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.” ~ H. G. Wells
  15. “When a man realizes his littleness, his greatness can appear.” ~ H. G. Wells
  16. “The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.” ~ H. G. Wells
  17. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” ~ H. G. Wells
  18. “I must confess that I lost faith in the sanity of the world” ~ H. G. Wells

  19. “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” ~ H. G. Wells
  20. “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” ~ H. G. Wells
  21. “If we don’t end war, war will end us.” ~ H. G. Wells, HG Wells quotes on war
  22. “We live in a world of unused and misapplied knowledge and skill.” ~ H. G. Wells

  23. “Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.” ~ H. G. Wells
  24. “He who does not contemplate the future is destined to be overwhelmed by it.” ~ H. G. Wells
  25. “Good books are the warehouses of ideas.” ~ H. G. Wells, HG Wells quotes on books
  26. “Will is stronger than fact: it can mold and overcome fact.” ~ H. G. Wells
  27. “Everyone leaves the world a little better some by leaving.” ~ H. G. Wells
  28. “If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.” ~ H. G. Wells
  29. “If the world does not please you, you can change it.” ~ H. G. Wells

  30. “The past is but the past of a beginning.” ~ H. G. Wells
  31. “Religion is the first thing and the last thing, and until a man has found God and been found by God, he begins at no beginning, he works to no end.” ~ H. G. Wells
  32. “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.” ~ H. G. Wells
  33. “If your life doesn’t end in failure, you haven’t reached high enough. So it was failure I had to achieve.” ~ H. G. Wells
  34. “Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.” ~ H. G. Wells

  35. “It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men’s lives should not stake their own.” ~ H. G. Wells
  36. “Christ is the most unique person of history. No man can write a history of the human race without giving first and foremost place to the penniless teacher of Nazareth.” ~ H. G. Wells
  37. “Science has toiled too long forging weapons for fools to use. It is time she held her hand.” ~ H. G. Wells
  38. “Advertising is legalized lying.” ~ H. G. Wells
  39. “If anything is possible, then nothing is interesting” ~ H. G. Wells

  40. “Strength is the outcome of need.” ~ H. G. Wells
  41. “All men, however highly educated, retain some superstitious inklings.” ~ H. G. Wells
  42. “The cat, which is a solitary beast, is single-minded and goes its way alone, but, the dog, like his master, is confused in his mind.” ~ H. G. Wells
  43. “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” ~ H. G. Wells
  44. “The future is the shape of things to come.” ~ H. G. Wells
  45. “Am I dreaming? Has the world gone mad–or have I?” ~ H. G. Wells

  46. “The Islamic teachings have left great traditions for equitable and gentle dealings and behavior, and inspire people with nobility and tolerance. These are human teachings of the highest order and at the same time practicable. These teachings brought into existence a society in which hard-heartedness and collective oppression and injustice were the least as compared with all other societies preceding it….Islam is replete with gentleness, courtesy, and fraternity.” ~ HG Wells Quotes
  47. “Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.” ~ H. G. Wells
  48. “Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” ~ H. G. Wells

  49. “No compulsion in the world is stronger than the urge to edit someone else’s document.” ~ H. G. Wells
  50. “We should strive to welcome change and challenges because they are what help us grow. Without them we grow weak like the Eloi in comfort and security. We need to constantly be challenging ourselves in order to strengthen our character and increase our intelligence.” ~ H. G. Wells
  51. “Heresies are experiments in man’s unsatisfied search for truth.” ~ H. G. Wells

  52. “It is when suffering finds a voice and sets our nerves quivering that this pity comes troubling us.” ~ H. G. Wells
  53. “I don’t think you fully appreciate the importance of Illusion in life, the Essential Nature of Lies and Deception of the body politic.” ~ H. G. Wells
  54. “It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.” ~ H. G. Wells
  55. “Books-bright windows in this life of ours, lit by the shining souls of men.” ~ H. G. Wells
  56. “I do not believe I have any immortality. The greatest evil in the world today is the Christian religion” ~ H. G. Wells
  57. “I hope, or I could not live.” ~ H. G. Wells

  58. “What on earth would a man do with himself, if something did not stand in his way?” ~ H. G. Wells
  59. “Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write!” ~ H. G. Wells
  60. “To be honest, one must be inconsistent.” ~ H. G. Wells
  61. “Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future.” ~ H. G. Wells
  62. “Satan delights equally in statistics and in quoting scripture.” ~ H. G. Wells

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