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George Orwell Quotes

101 George Orwell quotes:

"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness"
Author: Orwell Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"It is hard to imagine how the U.N., perhaps the world's most important international organization and one which is widely counted on to preserve the truth, could allow itself to blatantly deviate from history and misinform the world about something so fundamental to its history."
Author: Orwell Quotes Category: Hard Quotes
"To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up."
Author: Orwell Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."
"The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection … that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals."
Author: Orwell Quotes Category: Perfection Quotes
"Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society; once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other."
"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."
"For a creative writer possession of the ''truth'' is less important than emotional sincerity."
Author: Orwell Quotes Category: Sincerity Quotes
"We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose."
"When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic."
"All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting."
"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
"Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers."
"One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return."
"To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself."
Author: Orwell Quotes Category: British Author Quotes Dirty Quotes
"Myths which are believed in tend to become true."
Author: Orwell Quotes Category: British Author Quotes Myths Quotes
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible."
"I'm fat, but I'm thin inside... there's a thin man inside every fat man."
"Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
"Four legs good, two legs bad."

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