The Works of H.G. Wells, Volumen22

C. Scribner, 1926 - 10 páginas

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Página 543 - Religion is the first thing and the last thing, and until a man has found God and been found by God, he begins at no beginning, he works to no end.
Página 501 - Some day he will triumph. . . . But it is not fair to say that he causes all things now. It is not fair to make out a case against him. You have been misled. It is a theologian's folly. God is not absolute; God is finite. ... A finite God who struggles in his great and comprehensive way as we struggle in our weak and silly way — Who is with us — that is the essence of all real religion. ... I agree with you so — Why ! if I thought there was an omnipotent God who looked down on battles and deaths...
Página 330 - ... associations. There was a road that turned aside near Market Saffron to avoid Turk's wood; it had been called Turk's wood first in the fourteenth century after a man of that name. He quoted Chesterton's happy verses to justify these winding lanes. " The road turned first towards the left, Where Perkin's quarry made the cleft; The path turned next towards the right, Because the mastiff used to bite. . . . And again: " And I should say they wound about To find the town of Roundabout, The merry...
Página 543 - Night and Non-Existence ; who is the end, who is the meaning. He is the only King. ... Of course I must write about Him. I must tell all my world of Him. And before the coming of the true King, the inevitable King, the King who is present whenever just men foregather, this blood-stained rubbish of the ancient world, these puny kings and tawdry emperors, these wily politicians and artful lawyers, these men who claim and grab and trick and compel, these war makers and oppressors, will presently shrivel...
Página 58 - The psychology of all this recent insubordination and violence is — curious. Exasperating too. ... I don't quite grasp it. ... It's the same thing whether you look at the suffrage business or the labour people or at this Irish muddle. People may be too safe. You see we live at the end of a series of secure generations in which none of the great things of life have changed materially. We've grown up with no sense of danger — that is to say, with no sense of responsibility.
Página 501 - But the common sense of men knows better. Every real religious thought denies it. After all, the real God of the Christians is Christ, not God Almighty; a poor mocked and wounded God nailed on a cross of matter. . . . Some day He will triumph. . . . But it is not fair to say that He causes all things now. It is not fair to make out a case against him. You have been misled. It is a theologian's folly. God is not absolute; God is finite.
Página 67 - ... apprehended, and do not so much end as are abandoned. Hugh struck him as being more speculative and detached than any American college youth of his age that he knew — but that might not be a national difference but only the Britling strain. He seemed to have read more, and more independently, and to be doing less. And he was rather more restrained and self-possessed. Before Mr. Direck could begin a proper inquiry into the young man's work and outlook, he had got the conversation upon America....
Página 376 - inwardness " of Mr. Wells's reaction to the war after his " discovery of God " may perhaps be suggested by the words which come into Mr. Britling's mind as he stands on the scene of a Zeppelin raid : Some train of subconscious suggestion brought a long forgotten speech back into Mr. Britling's mind, a speech that is full of that light which still seeks so mysteriously and indefatigably to break through the darkness and thickness of the human mind.
Página 84 - Heinrich has his assured end, his philological professorship or thereabouts as a part of the Germanic machine. And that too has its assured end in German national assertion. Here, we have none of those convictions. We know we haven't finality, and so we are open and apologetic and receptive, rather than wilful. . . . You see all organisation, with its implication of finality, is death. We feel that. The Germans don't. What you organise you kill. Organised morals or organised religion or organised...
Página 539 - And for the first time clearly he felt a Presence of which he had thought very many times in the last few weeks, a Presence so close to him that it was behind his eyes and in his brain and hands.

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