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Top 57 Wisest Jules Verne Quotes (NOVELIST)

Top 13 Wise Jules Verne Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

“While there is life there is hope. I beg to assert that as long as a man’s heart beats, as long as a man’s flesh quivers, I do not allow that a being gifted with thought and will can allow himself to despair.”

Jules Verne
All that is impossible remains to be accomplished.
All that is impossible remains to be accomplished.
Well, I feel that we should always put a little art into what we do. It's better that way.
Well, I feel that we should always put a little art into what we do. It’s better that way.
If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.
If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.

“I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is not capable.”

Jules Verne
As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.
As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.
Anything capable of being imagined will one day be made reality.
Anything capable of being imagined will one day be made reality.
How many things have been denied one day, only to become realities the next!
How many things have been denied one day, only to become realities the next!

“So is man’s heart. The desire to perform a work which will endure, which will survive him, is the origin of his superiority over all other living creatures here below. It is this which has established his dominion, and this it is which justifies it, over all the world.”

Jules Verne
There are no impossible obstacles; there are just stronger and weaker wills, that’s all!
There are no impossible obstacles; there are just stronger and weaker wills, that’s all!
Nature's creative power is far beyond man's instinct of destruction.
Nature’s creative power is far beyond man’s instinct of destruction.
Anything you can imagine you can make real.
Anything you can imagine you can make real.
It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning and let anything better come as a surprise.
It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning and let anything better come as a surprise.

3 Jules Verne Quotes on Science

“Everything great in science and art is simple. What can be less complicated than the greatest discoveries of humanity – gravitation, the compass, the printing press, the steam engine, the electric telegraph?”

Jules Verne
In consequence of inventing machines, men will be devoured by them.
In consequence of inventing machines, men will be devoured by them.
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.

2 Jules Verne Quotes on Sea

“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.”

Jules Verne
The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the 'Living Infinite.'
The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the ‘Living Infinite.’

4 Jules Verne Quotes on Travelling

Travel enables us to enrich our lives with new experiences, to enjoy and to be educated, to learn respect for foreign cultures, to establish friendships, and above all to contribute to international cooperation and peace throughout the world.”

Jules Verne
I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new.
I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new.
You will travel in a Land of Marvels.
You will travel in a Land of Marvels.
He must have travelled everywhere, at least in the spirit.
He must have travelled everywhere, at least in the spirit.

13 Inspirational Jules Verne Quotes About Life and Success

There is hope for the future, and when the world is ready for a new and better life, all these things will some day come to pass - in God's good time.
There is hope for the future, and when the world is ready for a new and better life, all these things will some day come to pass – in God’s good time.
I can undertake and persevere even without hope of success.
I can undertake and persevere even without hope of success.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
Whatever one man is capable of imagining, other men will prove themselves capable of realizing.
Whatever one man is capable of imagining, other men will prove themselves capable of realizing.
When the mind once allows a doubt to gain entrance, the value of deeds performed grow less, their character changes, we forget the past and dread the future.
When the mind once allows a doubt to gain entrance, the value of deeds performed grow less, their character changes, we forget the past and dread the future.
The earth does not need new continents, but new men.
The earth does not need new continents, but new men.
Look with all your eyes, look.
Look with all your eyes, look.
With time and thought, one can do a good job.
With time and thought, one can do a good job.
'Movement is life' and it is well to be able to forget the past, and kill the present by continual change.
‘Movement is life’ and it is well to be able to forget the past, and kill the present by continual change.
An energetic man will succeed where an indolent one would vegetate and inevitably perish.
An energetic man will succeed where an indolent one would vegetate and inevitably perish.
The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.
The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.
All great actions return to God, from whom they are derived.
All great actions return to God, from whom they are derived.
Trains, like time and tide, stop for no one.
Trains, like time and tide, stop for no one.

22 Jules Verne Quotes that Will Make You Think

“Put two ships in the open sea, without wind or tide, and, at last, they will come together. Throw two planets into space, and they will fall one on the other. Place two enemies in the midst of a crowd, and they will inevitably meet; it is a fatality, a question of time; that is all.”

Jules Verne
What darkness to you is light to me.
What darkness to you is light to me.
But to find, all at once, right before your eyes, that the impossible had been mysteriously achieved by man himself this staggers the mind!
But to find, all at once, right before your eyes, that the impossible had been mysteriously achieved by man himself: this staggers the mind!
Poets are like proverbs you can always find one to contradict another.
Poets are like proverbs: you can always find one to contradict another.
On the surface of the ocean, men wage war and destroy each other; but down here, just a few feet beneath the surface, there is a calm and peace, unmolested by man.
On the surface of the ocean, men wage war and destroy each other; but down here, just a few feet beneath the surface, there is a calm and peace, unmolested by man.

“But what then? What had he really gained by all this trouble? What had he brought back from this long and weary journey? Nothing, you say? Perhaps so; nothing but a charming woman, who, strange as it may appear, made him the happiest of men! Truly, would you not for less than that make the tour around the world?”

Jules Verne
In presence of nature's grand convulsions man is powerless.
In presence of nature’s grand convulsions man is powerless.
Fellows who have rascally faces have only one course to take, and that is to remain honest; otherwise, they would be arrested off-hand.
Fellows who have rascally faces have only one course to take, and that is to remain honest; otherwise, they would be arrested off-hand.
The sole preoccupation of this learned society was the destruction of humanity for philanthropic reasons and the perfection of weapons as instruments of civilization.
The sole preoccupation of this learned society was the destruction of humanity for philanthropic reasons and the perfection of weapons as instruments of civilization.
Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best.
Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best.
What you do for money you do badly.
What you do for money you do badly.
Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.
Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
I wanted to see what no one had yet observed, even if I had to pay for this curiosity with my life.
I wanted to see what no one had yet observed, even if I had to pay for this curiosity with my life.
Civilization never recedes; the law of necessity ever forces it onwards.
Civilization never recedes; the law of necessity ever forces it onwards.
Solitude, isolation, are painful things, and beyond human endurance.
Solitude, isolation, are painful things, and beyond human endurance.
It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.
It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.
The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings.
The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings.
Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted to know the depth of it. To him this was important.
Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted to know the depth of it. To him this was important.
What use are the best of arguments when they can be destroyed by force
What use are the best of arguments when they can be destroyed by force?
A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.
A true Englishman doesn’t joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.
Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!
Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!

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