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H. G. Wells
(1866-1946) born on
Sep 21
English writer. He in renown for his science-fiction and imaginative social philosophy, e.g., "Time Machine," 1895.
         
   
F
Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.

R
The science [of economics] hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by.
A
In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
N
There comes a moment in the day when you have written your pages in the morning, attended to your correspondence in the afternoon, and have nothing further to do. Then comes that hour when you are bored; that's the time for sex.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: A Modern Utopia, ch. 5, sct. 2, (1905; repr. in The Works of H. G. Wells, vol. 9, 1925).
R: A Modern Utopia, ch. 5, sct. 2 (1905;
A: The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind."
N: Quoted in: Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography, ch. 16 (1964).
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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