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Herbert George Wells
1866 - 1946

English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian. Wells is best known for his science-fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds.


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

New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?'

The law giver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.