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H.G. Wells Quotes

There is space in its philosophy for everyone which is one reason why India is a home to every single religion in the world.
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What on earth would a man do with himself, if something did not stand in his way?

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Very well," said the Voice, in a tone of relief. "Then I'm going to throw flints at you till you think differently.

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What was needed now was not bravery, but circumspection.

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There's lots will take things as they are
fat and stupid; and lots will be worried by a sort of feeling that it's all wrong, and that they ought to be doing something. Now whenever things are so that a lot of people feel they ought to be doing something, the weak, and those who go weak with a lot of complicated thinking, always make for a sort of do-nothing religion,

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I had never realised it before, but the nose is to the mind of a dog what the eye is to the mind of a seeing man. Dogs perceive the scent of a man moving as men perceive his vision. This

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He is mad," said Kemp; "inhuman. He is pure selfishness. He thinks of nothing but his own advantage, his own safety. I have listened to such a story this morning of brutal self-seeking ... . He has wounded men. He will kill them unless we can prevent him. He will create a panic. Nothing can stop him. He is going out now - furious!

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The science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by.

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We're in a blessed drainpipe, and we've got to crawl along it till we die.

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We were making the future and hardly any of us troubled to think what future we were making. And here it is!

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I don't think you fully appreciate the importance of Illusion in life, the Essential Nature of Lies and Deception of the body politic.

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It is not much good thinking of a thing unless you think it out.

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Alexander the Great changed a few boundaries and killed a few men. Both he and Napoleon were forced into fame by circumstances outside of themselves and by currents of the time, but Margaret Sanger made currents and circumstances. When the history of our civilization is written, it will be a biological history and Margaret Sanger will be its heroine.

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