Orwell George QUOTES

  • Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

  • The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

  • Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.

  • In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

  • Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

  • War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

  • If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.

  • At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.

  • As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.

  • Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.

  • Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

  • Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

  • Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

  • We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.

  • Big Brother is watching you.

  • All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

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