H. G. Wells Quote

“Moral indignation: jealousy with a halo.”

~ H. G. Wells


Ratings and Comments


jim k, Austin, Tx

Brief and mostly right. Reminds me of the quote; "Brevity is the soul of wit".

E Archer, NYC

One of the oldest deceptions in the book.

Mike, Norwalk

I like it a lot ;-) way too accurate, way too often

Ken, Allyn, WA

"The way of nature has always been to slay the hindmost, and there is still no other way, unless we can prevent those who would become the hindmost being born. It is in the sterilization of failures, and not in the selection of successes for breeding, that the possibility of an improvement of the human stock lies."...H.G. Wells. It's not jealousy that makes me morally indignant about a eugenicist who would breed human beings like cattle and murder his neighbors who weren't blue ribbon specimens.

Ronw13, OR

When defining liberties, licentious liberty as our founding fathers understood, was to go outside the bounds of the then current orthodoxy, as is now, yet, Economic liberty (chophshiy) was at the focal point of the oppressing faction of monarch rule. Sovereignty of "who" should receive such a privilege as not to be oppressed by direct tax. Concerning "moral" guide lines, those that would seek to spoil, [plunder] one for the other, is the apex of all revolt. I care not for what a person worships, unless it oppresses me, the fruit of my labor for another. 

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