George Orwell Quotes


All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Political language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not to good and not quite all the time.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
While the Pobble was in the water some unidentified creatures came and ate his toes off, and when he got home his aunt remarked: It's a fact the whole world knows, That Pobbles are happier without their toes, which is funny because it has a meaning, and one might even say a political significance. For the whole theory of authoritarian government is summed up in the statement that Pobbles are happier without their toes.
Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.
Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

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