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George Orwell Quote: “Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.”

501. “Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.

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George Orwell Quote: “Tragedy, he precieved, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there were still privacy, love, and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.”

502. “Tragedy, he precieved, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there were still privacy, love, and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.

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George Orwell Quote: “The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon.”

503. “The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon.

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George Orwell Quote: “Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.”

504. “Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.

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George Orwell Quote: “The upper class desire to remain so, the middle class wish to overthrow the upper class, and the lower class want a classless system.”

505. “The upper class desire to remain so, the middle class wish to overthrow the upper class, and the lower class want a classless system.

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George Orwell Quote: “In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards.”

506. “In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards.

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George Orwell Quote: “The prime necessities for success in life are money, athleticism, tailor made clothes and a charming smile.”

507. “The prime necessities for success in life are money, athleticism, tailor made clothes and a charming smile.

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George Orwell Quote: “We have sunk so low it has become the obligation of every decent, thinking individual to re-state the obvious!”

508. “We have sunk so low it has become the obligation of every decent, thinking individual to re-state the obvious!

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George Orwell Quote: “He felt as though he were wandering in the forests of the sea bottom, lost in a monstrous world where he himself was the monster. He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable.”

509. “He felt as though he were wandering in the forests of the sea bottom, lost in a monstrous world where he himself was the monster. He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable.

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George Orwell Quote: “The food crank is by definition a person willing to cut himself off from human society in the hopes of adding five years onto the life of his carcase; that is, a person out of touch with common humanity.”

510. “The food crank is by definition a person willing to cut himself off from human society in the hopes of adding five years onto the life of his carcase; that is, a person out of touch with common humanity.

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George Orwell Quote: “Hunger reduces one to an utterly spineless, brainless condition, more like the after-effects of influenza than anything else. It is as though all one’s blood had been pumped out and lukewarm water substituted.”

511. “Hunger reduces one to an utterly spineless, brainless condition, more like the after-effects of influenza than anything else. It is as though all one’s blood had been pumped out and lukewarm water substituted.

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George Orwell Quote: “So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information.”

512. “So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information.

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George Orwell Quote: “Some things ARE true, even though the party says they are true.”

513. “Some things ARE true, even though the party says they are true.

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George Orwell Quote: “If you are a man, Winston, you are the last man.”

514. “If you are a man, Winston, you are the last man.

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George Orwell Quote: “There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.”

515. “There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.

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George Orwell Quote: “To hang on from day to day and from week to week, spinning out a present that had no future, seemed an unconquerable instinct, just as one’s lungs will always draw the next breath so long as there is air available.”

516. “To hang on from day to day and from week to week, spinning out a present that had no future, seemed an unconquerable instinct, just as one’s lungs will always draw the next breath so long as there is air available.

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George Orwell Quote: “Despotic governments can stand ‘moral force’ till the cows come home; what they fear is physical force.”

517. “Despotic governments can stand ‘moral force’ till the cows come home; what they fear is physical force.

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George Orwell Quote: “England will still be England, an everlasting animal, stretching into the future and the past and like all living things having the power to change out of all recognition and yet remain the same.”

518. “England will still be England, an everlasting animal, stretching into the future and the past and like all living things having the power to change out of all recognition and yet remain the same.

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George Orwell Quote: “You would not make the act of submission which is the price of sanity.”

519. “You would not make the act of submission which is the price of sanity.

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George Orwell Quote: “The end was contained in the beginning.”

520. “The end was contained in the beginning.

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George Orwell Quote: “The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.”

521. “The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.

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George Orwell Quote: “It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you.”

522. “It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you.

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George Orwell Quote: “The Party is not interested in the overt act. The thought is all we care about.”

523. “The Party is not interested in the overt act. The thought is all we care about.

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George Orwell Quote: “Snobbishness, like hypocrisy, is a check upon behaviour whose value from a social point of view has been underrated.”

524. “Snobbishness, like hypocrisy, is a check upon behaviour whose value from a social point of view has been underrated.

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George Orwell Quote: “Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.”

525. “Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.

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George Orwell Quote: “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.”

526. “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.

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George Orwell Quote: “You must be an intellectual. A normal person would never believe a thing like that.”

527. “You must be an intellectual. A normal person would never believe a thing like that.

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George Orwell Quote: “Envy is a horrible thing. It is unlike all other kinds of suffering in that there is no disguising it, no elevating it into tragedy. It is more than merely painful, it is disgusting.”

528. “Envy is a horrible thing. It is unlike all other kinds of suffering in that there is no disguising it, no elevating it into tragedy. It is more than merely painful, it is disgusting.

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George Orwell Quote: “Weakness is strength.”

529. “Weakness is strength.

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George Orwell Quote: “Apparently nothing will ever teach these people that the other 99 percent of the population exist.”

530. “Apparently nothing will ever teach these people that the other 99 percent of the population exist.

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George Orwell Quote: “The slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.”

531. “The slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.

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George Orwell Quote: “No one is patriotic about taxes.”

532. “No one is patriotic about taxes.

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George Orwell Quote: “The fallacy is to believe that under a dictatorial government you can be free inside.”

533. “The fallacy is to believe that under a dictatorial government you can be free inside.

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George Orwell Quote: “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.”

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

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George Orwell Quote: “Perhaps a man really dies when his brain stops, when he loses the power to take in a new idea.”

535. “Perhaps a man really dies when his brain stops, when he loses the power to take in a new idea.

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George Orwell Quote: “Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.”

536. “Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.

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George Orwell Quote: “When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic. Women face childbed and the scrubbing brush, revolutionaries keep their mouths shut in the torture chamber, battleships go down with their guns still firing when their decks are awash.”

537. “When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic. Women face childbed and the scrubbing brush, revolutionaries keep their mouths shut in the torture chamber, battleships go down with their guns still firing when their decks are awash.

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George Orwell Quote: “Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.”

538. “Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.

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George Orwell Quote: “The English are not happy unless they are miserable, the Irish are not at peace unless they are at war, and the Scots are not at home unless they are abroad.”

539. “The English are not happy unless they are miserable, the Irish are not at peace unless they are at war, and the Scots are not at home unless they are abroad.

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George Orwell Quote: “In my opinion nothing has contributed more to the corruption of the original idea of socialism as the belief that Russia is a socialist country.”

540. “In my opinion nothing has contributed more to the corruption of the original idea of socialism as the belief that Russia is a socialist country.

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George Orwell Quote: “There is no test of literary merit except survival, which is itself an index to majority opinion.”

541. “There is no test of literary merit except survival, which is itself an index to majority opinion.

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George Orwell Quote: “They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.”

542. “They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.

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George Orwell Quote: “The Penguin books are splendid value for sixpence, so splendid that if other publishers had any sense they would combine against them and suppress them.”

543. “The Penguin books are splendid value for sixpence, so splendid that if other publishers had any sense they would combine against them and suppress them.

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George Orwell Quote: “Revolutions only effect a radical improvement when the masses are alert and know how to chuck out their leaders as soon as the latter have done their job.”

544. “Revolutions only effect a radical improvement when the masses are alert and know how to chuck out their leaders as soon as the latter have done their job.

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George Orwell Quote: “I loathed the game, and since I could see no pleasure or usefulness in it, it was very difficult for me to show courage at it. Football, it seemed to me, is not really played for the pleasure of kicking a ball about, but is a species of fighting.”

545. “I loathed the game, and since I could see no pleasure or usefulness in it, it was very difficult for me to show courage at it. Football, it seemed to me, is not really played for the pleasure of kicking a ball about, but is a species of fighting.

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George Orwell Quote: “All nationalistic distinctions – all claims to be better than somebody else because you have a different-shaped skull or speak a different dialect – are entirely spurious, but they are important so long as people believe in them.”

546. “All nationalistic distinctions – all claims to be better than somebody else because you have a different-shaped skull or speak a different dialect – are entirely spurious, but they are important so long as people believe in them.

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George Orwell Quote: “The four great motives for writing prose are sheer egoism, esthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose.”

547. “The four great motives for writing prose are sheer egoism, esthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose.

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George Orwell Quote: “A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.”

548. “A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.

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George Orwell Quote: “The belly comes before the soul.”

549. “The belly comes before the soul.

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George Orwell Quote: “I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.”

550. “I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.

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