Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Other H. G. Wells quotes:
If your life doesn't end in failure, you haven't reached high enough. So it was failure I had to achieve.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness.
The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
One can't always be magnificent, but simplicity is always a possible alternative.
Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit.