To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.
Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.
One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness
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.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded