Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.
Other H. G. Wells quotes:
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it.
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.
Some people bear three kinds of trouble - the ones they've had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.
Good books are the warehouses of ideas.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
One can't always be magnificent, but simplicity is always a possible alternative.
It is when suffering finds a voice and sets our nerves quivering that this pity comes troubling us.