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Herbert George Wells

Datum narození: 21. září 1866
Datum úmrtí: 13. srpen 1946
Další jména: H.G. Wells, Герберт Уэллс

Herbert George Wells byl anglický spisovatel. Společně s francouzským spisovatelem Julesem Vernem je nazýván "otec science fiction". Do jeho knih se však výrazně promítly také jeho socialistické názory, takže mnohá jeho díla lze považovat za sociálně vědecké utopie. Tento rys jeho tvorby, tj. odklon od beletristické tvorby k tvorbě filosofické a sociální, začal postupně převládat zhruba od roku 1905. Je po něm nazván kráter H. G. Wells na odvrácené straně Měsíce. Wikipedia

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Citáty Herbert George Wells

„Naše skutečná národnost je člověčenství.“

—  Herbert George Wells, kniha Dějiny světa

[(en) Our true nationality is mankind.]
Zdroj: [Wells, H.G., Herbert George Wells, Wagar, warren, The Outline of History, Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind: The Roman Empire to the Great War, Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2004, 978-0-76075-867-0, 644, anglicky]

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„Reklama je legální lež.“

—  Herbert George Wells

[(en) Advertising is legalized lying.]
Zdroj: [Fernando, A.C., Business Ethics: An Indian Perspective, Pearson Education India, 2009, 978-8-13171-173-6, 5-11, anglicky]

„Čím ošklivější nohy člověk má, tím lépe hraje golf - to je skoro pravidlem.“

—  Herbert George Wells

[(en) The uglier a man's legs are the better he plays golf. It's almost a law.]
Zdroj: [Wells, H.G., Bealby a Holiday, Kessinger Publishing, 2005, 978-1-41791-142-4, 167, anglicky]

„For neither do men live nor die in vain.“

—  H. G. Wells, kniha The War of the Worlds

Book II, Ch. 8 (Ch. 25 in editions without Book divisions): Dead London
The War of the Worlds (1898)
Kontext: For so it had come about, as indeed I and many men might have foreseen had not terror and disaster blinded our minds. These germs of disease have taken toll of humanity since the beginning of things — taken toll of our prehuman ancestors since life began here. But by virtue of this natural selection of our kind we have developed resisting power; to no germs do we succumb without a struggle, and to many — those that cause putrefaction in dead matter, for instance — our living frames are altogether immune. But there are no bacteria in Mars, and directly these invaders arrived, directly they drank and fed, our microscopic allies began to work their overthrow. Already when I watched them they were irrevocably doomed, dying and rotting even as they went to and fro. It was inevitable. By the toll of a billion deaths man has bought his birthright of the earth, and it is his against all comers; it would still be his were the Martians ten times as mighty as they are. For neither do men live nor die in vain.

„We do not want dictators, we do not want oligarchic parties or class rule, we want a widespread world intelligence conscious of itself.“

—  H. G. Wells, kniha World Brain

Preface, p. xvi
World Brain (1938)
Kontext: We do not want dictators, we do not want oligarchic parties or class rule, we want a widespread world intelligence conscious of itself. To work out a way to that world brain organization is therefore our primary need in this age of imperative construction.

„And how will the new republic treat the inferior races?“

—  H. G. Wells

Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought http://books.google.com/books?id=OTP8dQHO57UC (1901), The Faith, Morals, and Public Policy of The New Republic, pp. 340–343
Kontext: Money and credit are as much human contrivances as bicycles, and as liable to expansion and modification as any other sort of prevalent but imperfect machine.
And how will the new republic treat the inferior races? How will it deal with the black? how will it deal with the yellow man? how will it tackle that alleged termite in the civilized woodwork, the Jew? Certainly not as races at all. It will aim to establish, and it will at last, though probably only after a second century has passed, establish a world state with a common language and a common rule. All over the world its roads, its standards, its laws, and its apparatus of control will run. It will, I have said, make the multiplication of those who fall behind a certain standard of social efficiency unpleasant and difficult… The Jew will probably lose much of his particularism, intermarry with Gentiles, and cease to be a physically distinct element in human affairs in a century or so. But much of his moral tradition will, I hope, never die. … And for the rest, those swarms of black, and brown, and dirty-white, and yellow people, who do not come into the new needs of efficiency?
Well, the world is a world, not a charitable institution, and I take it they will have to go. The whole tenor and meaning of the world, as I see it, is that they have to go. So far as they fail to develop sane, vigorous, and distinctive personalities for the great world of the future, it is their portion to die out and disappear.
The world has a greater purpose than happiness; our lives are to serve God's purpose, and that purpose aims not at man as an end, but works through him to greater issues.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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