On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
Quote by George Orwell
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues...
To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty...
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's...
It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to...
As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.
The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both...
The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely...
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will...
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it,...
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
He was an embittered atheist, the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve...
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he...
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and...
The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.