George Orwell Quotes

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

George Orwell

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.

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.

George Orwell

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

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During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

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.

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act

George Orwell

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

George Orwell
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