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“We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams.”
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“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”
H.G. Wells, The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”
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“The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.”
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“Our true nationality is mankind.”
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“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.”
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“Advertising is legalized lying.”
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“If we don't end war, war will end us.”
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“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, The Time Machine
“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
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“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”
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“We should strive to welcome change and challenges, because they are what help us grow. With out 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, The Time Machine
“Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.”
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“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it.”
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“once you lose yourself, you have two choices: find the person you used to be, or lose that person completely.”
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“It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.”
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
“It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.”
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“What really matters is what you do with what you have.”
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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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“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.”
H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
“Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.”
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
“There's truths you have to grow into.”
H.G. Wells, Love and Mr. Lewisham
“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.”
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“It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have a huge variety of needs and dangers.”
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
“No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.”
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“I hope, or I could not live.”
H.G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau
“Civilization is a race between disaster and education.”
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“And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers - shriveled now, and brown and flat and brittle - to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of men.”
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine
“He began to realize that you cannot even fight happily with creatures that stand upon a different mental basis to yourself.”
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“Very simple was my explanation, and plausible enough---as most wrong theories are!”
H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

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