George Orwell Quotes


 
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Best 34 Quotes by George Orwell – Page 1 of 2

“A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.”

“Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.”

“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”

“Apologizing does not always mean you are wrong, it just means you value your relationships more than your ego.”

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

“At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.”

“Big Brother is watching you.”

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

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

“It´s not much staying alive, it´s staying human that´s important.”

“Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.”

“Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.”

“Most people approve of capital punishment, but most people wouldn’t do the hangman’s job.”

“Nearly all creators of utopia have resembled the man who has a toothache and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having a toothache.”

“On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.”

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“One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up.”

“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

“Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.”

“Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and s*distic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words: It is war minus the shooting.”

“So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.”

“The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.”

“The best books are those that tell you what you know already.”

“The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.”

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.”

“The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.”

“There is only one way to make money at writing, and that is to marry a publisher’s daughter.”

“They can make you say anything, but they can´t make you believe it.”

“To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.”

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

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“You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.”


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