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H. G. Wells

1866-1946. British-born american Author.

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Advertising is legalized lying.

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Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.

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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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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.

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The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.

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Our true nationality is mankind.

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There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.

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History is a race between education and catastrophe.

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Human history in essence is the history of ideas.

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The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.

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