Quotes by George Orwell

George Orwell

George Orwell

English writer (ps. of Eric Blair)

Alive from: 1903-1950

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    It is one of the tragedies of the half-educated that they develop late, when they are already committed to some wrong way of life.
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    Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
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    Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
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    Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
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    Power-worship blurs political judgment because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
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    Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
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    So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot.
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    All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
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    A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.
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    A fat man is never so happy as when he is describing himself as "robust".
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    A humanitarian is always a hypocrite.
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    A man receiving charity always hates his benefactor- it is a fixed characteristic of human nature.
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    A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details.
    Source: Politics and the English Language (1945)
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    A Socialist United States of Europe seems to me the only worth-while political objective today.
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    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
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