Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
Quote by George Orwell
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he...
For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the...
For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity.
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil
Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.
The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both...
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it,...
Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give...
Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke...
Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a...
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising...
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It...
(Mankind) is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good...
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.