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All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
- George Orwell | Animals Quotes
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing.
- George Orwell | Homo Sapiens Quotes
When you meet anyone in the flesh you realize immediately that he is a human being and not a sort of caricature embodying certain ideas. It is partly for this reason that I don't mix much in literary circles, because I know from experience that once I have met and spoken to anyone I shall never again be able to feel any intellectual brutality towards him, even when I feel I ought to - like the Labour M.P.s who get patted on the back by dukes and are lost forever more.
- George Orwell | Human Relations Quotes
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering and only the very sound or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
- George Orwell | Life Quotes
Before the war, and especially before the Boer War, it was summer all the year round.
- George Orwell | Peace Quotes
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of polities'. All issues are political issues.
- George Orwell | Politics Quotes
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell | Power Quotes
Liberal - a power worshipper without power.
- George Orwell | Power Quotes
To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
- George Orwell | Reason Quotes
Big Brother is watching you.
International sport is war without shooting.
- George Orwell | Sport Quotes
A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
- George Orwell | Virtue Quotes
No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid, but sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid.
- George Orwell | Virtue Quotes
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
- George Orwell | War Quotes
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as if it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
- George Orwell | Writers and Writing Quotes
Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell | The Present Quotes
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
- George Orwell | Right Quotes
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
- George Orwell | Courage Quotes
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
- George Orwell | Courage Quotes
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell | Perfection Quotes


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