The best Quotes by George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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The best Quotes by George Orwell

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

Freedom, Hearing & ListeningGeorge Orwell in Animal Farm
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All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

AnimalsGeorge Orwell in Animal Farm
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Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

Future, Past, PresentGeorge Orwell in 1984
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Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

UnderstandingGeorge Orwell in 1984
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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 in 1984
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Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.

RevolutionGeorge Orwell in 1984
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If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.

LoveGeorge Orwell in 1984
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If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

George Orwell in 1984
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Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.

RealityGeorge Orwell in 1984
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But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

Thoughts, LanguagesGeorge Orwell in 1984
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War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

George Orwell
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The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.

Truth, SocietyGeorge Orwell
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Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.

HumanityGeorge Orwell in Animal Farm
 
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The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

George Orwell in Animal Farm
 
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Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

FreedomGeorge Orwell in 1984
 
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War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

George Orwell in 1984
 
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All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.

George Orwell in Animal Farm
 
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1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
7. All animals are equal.

George Orwell in Animal Farm
 
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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. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself.

George Orwell in Animal Farm
 
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Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

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Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

GenerationsGeorge Orwell
 
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