25 George Orwell Quotes from 1984, Animal Farm & Socialism

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Read 25 best George Orwell quotes from 1984, animal farm and socialism, we collect best quotes of George Orwell from 1984 and Socialism. He was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic.

1. The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

3. We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

5. Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.

George Orwell

6. The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.

George Orwell

7. Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

George Orwell

8. I’m fat, but I’m thin inside… there’s a thin man inside every fat man.

George Orwell

9. War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.

George Orwell

10. Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

12. If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

George Orwell

13. For a creative writer possession of the ‘truth’ is less important than emotional sincerity.

George Orwell

14. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.

George Orwell

15. One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up.

George Orwell

16. Society has always to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.

George Orwell

17. We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.

George Orwell

18. Those who ‘abjure’ violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf.

George Orwell

19. Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.

George Orwell

20. Myths which are believed in tend to become true.

George Orwell

21. Good writing is like a windowpane.

George Orwell

22. In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

24. Serious sport is war minus the shooting.

George Orwell

25. Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

George Orwell