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George Orwell Quote: “No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.”

901. “No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.

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George Orwell Quote: “You’re only a rebel from the waist downwards,? he told her.”

902. “You’re only a rebel from the waist downwards,? he told her.

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George Orwell Quote: “Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.”

903. “Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.

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George Orwell Quote: “Perhaps “friend” was not exactly the right word. You did not have friends nowadays, you had comrades; but there were some comrades whose society was pleasanter than that of others.”

904. “Perhaps “friend” was not exactly the right word. You did not have friends nowadays, you had comrades; but there were some comrades whose society was pleasanter than that of others.

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George Orwell Quote: “Privacy, he said, was a very valuable thing. Everyone wanted a place where they could be alone occasionally.”

905. “Privacy, he said, was a very valuable thing. Everyone wanted a place where they could be alone occasionally.

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George Orwell Quote: “He was conscious of nothing except the blankness of the page in front of him, the itching of the skin above his ankle, the blaring of the music, and a slight booziness caused by the gin.”

906. “He was conscious of nothing except the blankness of the page in front of him, the itching of the skin above his ankle, the blaring of the music, and a slight booziness caused by the gin.

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George Orwell Quote: “Often there is a seeming truce between the humanist and the religious believer, but in fact their attitudes cannot be reconciled: one must choose between this world and the next. And the enormous majority of human beings, if they understood the issue, would choose this world. They do make that choice when they continue working, breeding and dying instead of crippling their faculties in the hope of obtaining a new lease of existence elsewhere.”

907. “Often there is a seeming truce between the humanist and the religious believer, but in fact their attitudes cannot be reconciled: one must choose between this world and the next. And the enormous majority of human beings, if they understood the issue, would choose this world. They do make that choice when they continue working, breeding and dying instead of crippling their faculties in the hope of obtaining a new lease of existence elsewhere.

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George Orwell Quote: “The fact is that every war suffers a kind of progressive degradation with every month that it continues, because such things as individual liberty and a truthful press are simply not compatible with military efficiency...”

908. “The fact is that every war suffers a kind of progressive degradation with every month that it continues, because such things as individual liberty and a truthful press are simply not compatible with military efficiency...

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George Orwell Quote: “Between pigs and human beings there was not and there need not be any clash of interest whatsoever.”

909. “Between pigs and human beings there was not and there need not be any clash of interest whatsoever.

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George Orwell Quote: “The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time.”

910. “The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time.

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George Orwell Quote: “Winston Churchill could not definitely remember a time when his country had not been at war.”

911. “Winston Churchill could not definitely remember a time when his country had not been at war.

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George Orwell Quote: “Pessimism is reactionary because it makes the very idea of improving the world impossible.”

912. “Pessimism is reactionary because it makes the very idea of improving the world impossible.

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George Orwell Quote: “It is deliberate policy to keep even the favoured groups somewhere near the brink of hardship, because a general state of scarcity increases the importance of small privileges and thus magnifies the distinction between one group and another.”

913. “It is deliberate policy to keep even the favoured groups somewhere near the brink of hardship, because a general state of scarcity increases the importance of small privileges and thus magnifies the distinction between one group and another.

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George Orwell Quote: “The modern writer who has influenced me most is W. Somerset Maugham .”

914. “The modern writer who has influenced me most is W. Somerset Maugham .

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George Orwell Quote: “The common people, on the whole, are still living in the world of absolute good and evil from which the intellectuals have long since escaped.”

915. “The common people, on the whole, are still living in the world of absolute good and evil from which the intellectuals have long since escaped.

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George Orwell Quote: “Money writes books, money sells them. Give me not righteousness, O Lord, give me money, only money.”

916. “Money writes books, money sells them. Give me not righteousness, O Lord, give me money, only money.

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George Orwell Quote: “Almost as swiftly as he had imagined it, she had torn her clothes off, and when she flung them aside it was with that same magnificent gesture by which a whole civilization seemed to be annihilated.”

917. “Almost as swiftly as he had imagined it, she had torn her clothes off, and when she flung them aside it was with that same magnificent gesture by which a whole civilization seemed to be annihilated.

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George Orwell Quote: “He was a fattish but active man of paralysing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms – one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the Thought Police, the stability of the Party depended.”

918. “He was a fattish but active man of paralysing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms – one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the Thought Police, the stability of the Party depended.

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George Orwell Quote: “One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one’s intelligence.”

919. “One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one’s intelligence.

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George Orwell Quote: “Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society; once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other.”

920. “Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society; once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other.

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George Orwell Quote: “Perhaps the Party was rotten under the surface, its cult of strenuousness and self-denial simply a sham concealing iniquity.”

921. “Perhaps the Party was rotten under the surface, its cult of strenuousness and self-denial simply a sham concealing iniquity.

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George Orwell Quote: “The animals were happy as they had never conceived it possible to be. Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.”

922. “The animals were happy as they had never conceived it possible to be. Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.

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George Orwell Quote: “The only imaginative prose writer of the slightest value who has appeared among the English-speaking races for some years past.”

923. “The only imaginative prose writer of the slightest value who has appeared among the English-speaking races for some years past.

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George Orwell Quote: “The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature.”

924. “The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature.

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George Orwell Quote: “Curiously, the chiming of the hour seemed to have put new heart into him. He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear.”

925. “Curiously, the chiming of the hour seemed to have put new heart into him. He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear.

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George Orwell Quote: “Last of all came the cat, who looked round, as usual, for the warmest place, and finally squeezed herself in between Boxer and Clover; there she purred contentedly throughout Major’s speech without listening to a word of what he was saying.”

926. “Last of all came the cat, who looked round, as usual, for the warmest place, and finally squeezed herself in between Boxer and Clover; there she purred contentedly throughout Major’s speech without listening to a word of what he was saying.

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George Orwell Quote: “For a second, two seconds, they had exchanged an equivocal glance, and that was the end of the story. But even that was a memorable event, in the locked loneliness in which one had to live.”

927. “For a second, two seconds, they had exchanged an equivocal glance, and that was the end of the story. But even that was a memorable event, in the locked loneliness in which one had to live.

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George Orwell Quote: “What is not hereditary cannot be permanent.”

928. “What is not hereditary cannot be permanent.

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George Orwell Quote: “To a surprising extent the war-lords in shining armour, the apostles of martial virtues, tend not to die fighting when time comes. History is full of ignominious getaways by the great and famous.”

929. “To a surprising extent the war-lords in shining armour, the apostles of martial virtues, tend not to die fighting when time comes. History is full of ignominious getaways by the great and famous.

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George Orwell Quote: “In no chess problem since the beginning of the world has black ever won. Did it not symbolise the eternal, unvarying triumph of Good over Evil? The huge face gazed back at him, full of calm power. White always mates.”

930. “In no chess problem since the beginning of the world has black ever won. Did it not symbolise the eternal, unvarying triumph of Good over Evil? The huge face gazed back at him, full of calm power. White always mates.

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George Orwell Quote: “There is no such thing as a naval dictatorship.”

931. “There is no such thing as a naval dictatorship.

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George Orwell Quote: “For the future. For the unborn.”

932. “For the future. For the unborn.

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George Orwell Quote: “Until one has some kind of professional relationship with books, one does not discover how bad the majority of them are.”

933. “Until one has some kind of professional relationship with books, one does not discover how bad the majority of them are.

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George Orwell Quote: “Fate seemed to be playing a series of extraordinarily unamusing jokes.”

934. “Fate seemed to be playing a series of extraordinarily unamusing jokes.

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George Orwell Quote: “How could you make appeal to the future when not a trace of you, not even an anonymous word scribbled on a piece of paper, could physically survive?”

935. “How could you make appeal to the future when not a trace of you, not even an anonymous word scribbled on a piece of paper, could physically survive?

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George Orwell Quote: “The cheaper books become, the less money is spent on books.”

936. “The cheaper books become, the less money is spent on books.

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George Orwell Quote: “Bad writers are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones.”

937. “Bad writers are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones.

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George Orwell Quote: “As a rule they will refuse even to sample a foreign dish, they regard such things as garlic and olive oil with disgust, life is unliveable to them unless they have tea and puddings.”

938. “As a rule they will refuse even to sample a foreign dish, they regard such things as garlic and olive oil with disgust, life is unliveable to them unless they have tea and puddings.

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George Orwell Quote: “Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry.”

939. “Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry.

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George Orwell Quote: “The existence of good bad literature – the fact that one can be amused or excited or even moved by a book that one’s intellect simply refuses to take seriously – is a reminder that art is not the same thing as cerebration.”

940. “The existence of good bad literature – the fact that one can be amused or excited or even moved by a book that one’s intellect simply refuses to take seriously – is a reminder that art is not the same thing as cerebration.

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George Orwell Quote: “Good novel are written by people who are not frightened.”

941. “Good novel are written by people who are not frightened.

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George Orwell Quote: “How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.” “Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”

942. “How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.” “Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.

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George Orwell Quote: “In so far as it takes effect at all, pacifist propaganda can only be effective against those countries where a certain amount of freedom of speech is still permitted; in other words it is helpful to totalitarianism.”

943. “In so far as it takes effect at all, pacifist propaganda can only be effective against those countries where a certain amount of freedom of speech is still permitted; in other words it is helpful to totalitarianism.

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George Orwell Quote: “One does not say that a book ‘ought not to have been published’ merely because it is a bad book. After all, acres of rubbish are printed daily and no one bothers.”

944. “One does not say that a book ‘ought not to have been published’ merely because it is a bad book. After all, acres of rubbish are printed daily and no one bothers.

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George Orwell Quote: “The object of power is power.”

945. “The object of power is power.

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George Orwell Quote: “One wants to live, of course, indeed one only stays alive by virtue of the fear of death.”

946. “One wants to live, of course, indeed one only stays alive by virtue of the fear of death.

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George Orwell Quote: “I had been in London innumerable times, and yet till that day I had never noticed one of the worst things about London-the fact that it costs money even to sit down.”

947. “I had been in London innumerable times, and yet till that day I had never noticed one of the worst things about London-the fact that it costs money even to sit down.

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George Orwell Quote: “I worked out an anarchistic theory that all government is evil, that the punishment always does more harm than the crime and the people can be trusted to behave decently if you will only let them alone.”

948. “I worked out an anarchistic theory that all government is evil, that the punishment always does more harm than the crime and the people can be trusted to behave decently if you will only let them alone.

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

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

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George Orwell Quote: “The idea really came to me the day I got my new false teeth.”

950. “The idea really came to me the day I got my new false teeth.

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