50 Best H.G. Wells Quotes About Life, Success, and Education

Welcome back, I know I’m being a little responsible day by day. I’ve already made this promise today with myself that I’ll complete posting at least 3 articles and HERE WE ARE! YAY! I am so happy that for at least once in a life I did what I really wanted rather than just sitting there, procrastinate, and feel sorry for myself for not being able to do this simple stuff.

Read more: 50+ Best George Orwell Quotes on Freedom, Truth, and Power

Although, writing, typing are not easy. It takes a great effort to actually get up and type. It is way harder to inspire yourself when there’s no one to push you towards what’s really important. Well, that happens but in my case, I feel very grateful to have people who support and inspire me. Yet, I publish an article of about 1000+ words and would leave this page for a whole week.

I don’t know why? but that’s how I function. I hate myself for doing this. Yet, I am like this. I want to actually devote myself to this one and only website of mine. I want to keep the consistency of posting daily not 3 or 4 but at least 1 article a day would be enough.

Alright, this was my frustration that I had to write otherwise I feel trapped inside me. I feel like a wretched person who can’t even be true to her audience. No, I am not like that (am I?).

Well, let’s talk about today’s article, the 50 best H.G. Wells Quotes about life, success, and education. These quotes are really helpful and inspiring but as usual, we’ll start with the author’s introduction just like I said in my previous article. The author’s intro before quotation gives a good idea about the author’s personality, hence proven to be helpful in understanding the quotes better.


Herbert George Wells or H.G. Wells was an English writer and novelist. He wrote in many genres such as history, social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography. H.G. Wells also wrote dozens of short stories. 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.50 Best H.G. Wells Quotes About Life, Success, and Education

During his own lifetime, however, he was most prominent as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist, he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television, and something resembling the World Wide Web. His science fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, invisibility, and biological engineering. Brian Aldiss referred to Wells as the “Shakespeare of science fiction”.


“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” – H.G. Wells

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells

“History is a race between education and catastrophe.” – H.G. Wells

“Advertising is legalized lying.” – H.G. Wells

“If we don’t end war, war will end us.” – H.G. Wells

“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” – H.G. Wells

“Our true nationality is mankind.” – H.G. Wells

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” – H.G. Wells

“The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.” – H.G. Wells

“Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.” – H.G. Wells

“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

“If there is no God, nothing matters. If there is a God, nothing else matters.” – H.G. Wells

“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

“The man who raises a fist has run out of ideas.” – H.G. Wells

“Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.” – H.G. Wells

“What really matters is what you do with what you have.” – H.G. Wells

“When a man realizes his littleness, his greatness can appear.” – H.G. Wells

“Strength is the outcome of need.” – H.G. Wells

“Everyone leaves the world a little better some by leaving.” – H.G. Wells

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells

“If anything is possible, then nothing is interesting” – H.G. Wells

“All men, however highly educated, retain some superstitious inklings.” – H.G. Wells

“Will is stronger than fact: it can mold and overcome fact.” – H.G. Wells

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” – H.G. Wells

“The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.” – H.G. Wells

50 Best H.G. Wells Quotes About Life, Success, and Education

“Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.” – H.G. Wells

“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

“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

“He who does not contemplate the future is destined to be overwhelmed by it.” – H.G. Wells

“We live in a world of unused and misapplied knowledge and skill.” – H.G. Wells

“Good books are the warehouses of ideas.” – H.G. Wells

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of the organized life.” – H.G. Wells

“The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other.” – H.G. Wells

“Ignorance is not an extension of time” – H.G. Wells

“The teacher, whether mother, priest, or schoolmaster, is the real maker of history.” – H.G. Wells

“After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable. A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go. You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow.” – H.G. Wells 

“Human society is based on want. Life is based on want. Wild-eyed visionaries may dream of a world without need. Cloud-cuckoo-land. It can’t be done.” – H.G. Wells

“They haven’t any spirit in them – no proud dreams and no proud lusts; and a man who hasn’t one or the other – Lord! What is he but funk and precautions.” – H.G. Wells

“Religions are such stuff as dreams are made of.” – H.G. Wells

“We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century – for several centuries.” – H.G. Wells

“No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.” – H.G. Wells

“Endless conflicts. Endless misunderstanding. All life is that. Great and little cannot understand one another.” – H.G. Wells

“I write as straight as I can, just as I walk as straight as I can, because that is the best way to get there.” – H.G. Wells

“There is no difference between Time and any of the three dimensions of Space except that our consciousness moves along it.” – H.G. Wells

“We are always getting away from the present moment. Our mental existence, which are immaterial and have no dimensions, are passing along the Time-Dimension with a uniform velocity from the cradle to the grave.” – H.G. Wells

“For all my desire to be interesting, I have to confess that for most things and people I don’t give a damn.” – H.G. Wells

Have a great day ahead 🙂

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