George Orwell Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous George Orwell quotes and George Orwell sayings, and George Orwell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."

"If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them."

"In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"

"Four legs good, two legs bad."

"All animals are equal but some are more equal than others."

"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it."

"Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility."

"Take away freedom of speech, and the creative faculties dry up."

"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought."

"To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself."

"Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing."

"The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection."

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

"No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer."

"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness."

"Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be."

"Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."

"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."

"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future."

"People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome."

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