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H. G. Wells

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The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.

Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1869 – August 13, 1946) was a British writer best known for his science fiction novels such as The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Time Machine. He is also famous for Kipps, The History of Mr. Polly and other social satires.

Sourced quotes

  • "Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness."[1]
Simple: Strength comes from need and security sets a price on being feeble.
  • "The third peculiarity of aerial warfare was that it was at once enormously destructive and entirely indecisive."[2]
Simple: The third odd thing about aerial warfare is that it destroys many things. But, it has no result.


  1. The Time Machine (1895)
  2. The War in the Air

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