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George Orwell Quote: “Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.”

Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.

— George Orwell



George Orwell Quote: “The inflated style is itself a kind of euphemism. A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outlines and covering up all the details. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.”

The inflated style is itself a kind of euphemism. A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outlines and covering up all the details. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.”

All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.”

Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?”

For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four.”

In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “International football is the continuation of war by other means.”

International football is the continuation of war by other means.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into.”

A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.”

Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “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.”

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


George Orwell Quote: “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”

In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “A humanitarian is always a hypocrite.”

A humanitarian is always a hypocrite.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Stupidity was as necessary as intelligence, and as difficult to attain.”

Stupidity was as necessary as intelligence, and as difficult to attain.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “To die hating them, that was freedom.”

To die hating them, that was freedom.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ’controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”

And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ’controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist.”

Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Every Joke is a Tiny Revolution.”

Every Joke is a Tiny Revolution.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “He loved Big Brother.”

He loved Big Brother.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “A Socialist United States of Europe seems to me the only worth-while political objective today.”

A Socialist United States of Europe seems to me the only worth-while political objective today.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.”

Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.”

Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.”

Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “No animal shall kill any other animal WITHOUT CAUSE.”

No animal shall kill any other animal WITHOUT CAUSE.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Every life viewed from the inside is a series of defeats.”

Every life viewed from the inside is a series of defeats.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies ‘something not desirable.’”

The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies ‘something not desirable.’

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.”

The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “If one harbors anywhere in one’s mind a nationalistic loyalty or hatred, certain facts, though in a sense known to be true, are inadmissable.”

If one harbors anywhere in one’s mind a nationalistic loyalty or hatred, certain facts, though in a sense known to be true, are inadmissable.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon – so long as there is no answer to it – gives claws to the weak.”

Rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon – so long as there is no answer to it – gives claws to the weak.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Manchester is the belly and guts of the nation.”

Manchester is the belly and guts of the nation.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “News is something somebody doesn’t want printed; all else is advertising.”

News is something somebody doesn’t want printed; all else is advertising.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Those who ‘abjure’ violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf.”

Those who ‘abjure’ violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.”

Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey.”

Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Beauty is meaningless until it is shared.”

Beauty is meaningless until it is shared.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.”

War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Patriotism has nothing to do with Conservatism. It is actually the opposite of Conservatism, since it is a devotion to something that is always changing and yet is felt to be mystically the same.”

Patriotism has nothing to do with Conservatism. It is actually the opposite of Conservatism, since it is a devotion to something that is always changing and yet is felt to be mystically the same.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “There are some things only intellectuals are crazy enough to believe.”

There are some things only intellectuals are crazy enough to believe.

— George Orwell


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

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

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “The real test of character is how you treat someone who has no possibility of doing you any good.”

The real test of character is how you treat someone who has no possibility of doing you any good.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “In this game that we’re playing, we can’t win. Some kinds of failure are better than other kinds, that’s all.”

In this game that we’re playing, we can’t win. Some kinds of failure are better than other kinds, that’s all.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.”

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “For a creative writer possession of the ‘truth’ is less important than emotional sincerity.”

For a creative writer possession of the ‘truth’ is less important than emotional sincerity.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation even among people who should and do know better.”

If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation even among people who should and do know better.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Politics is the choice between the lesser of two evils.”

Politics is the choice between the lesser of two evils.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “If human equality is to be forever averted – if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently – then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity.”

If human equality is to be forever averted – if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently – then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?”

What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on – that is, badly.”

Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on – that is, badly.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “However much you deny the truth, the truth goes on existing.”

However much you deny the truth, the truth goes on existing.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “All the papers that matter live off their advertisements, and the advertisers exercise an indirect censorship over news.”

All the papers that matter live off their advertisements, and the advertisers exercise an indirect censorship over news.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.”

Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.

— George Orwell

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