George Orwell

1903 - 1950

A Quote by George Orwell on orthodoxy, ideas, dogma, belief, and silenced

At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas of which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is "not done" to say it... Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the high-brow periodicals.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: The Animal Farm, Introduction.

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A Quote by George Orwell on orwell, 1984, war, politics, government, society, and control

The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984

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A Quote by George Orwell on orwell, 1984, war, politics, government, society, and control

The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984

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A Quote by George Orwell on orwell, 1984, war, politics, government, society, and control

War, it will be seen, accomplishes the necessary destruction, but accomplishes it in a psychologically acceptable way. In principle it would be quite simple to waste the surplus labour of the world by building temples and pyramids, by digging holes and filling them up again, or even by producing vast quantities of goods and then setting fire to them. But this would provide only the economic and not the emotional basis for a hierarchical society. What is concerned here is not the morale of masses, whose attitude is unimportant so long as they are kept steadily at work, but the morale of the Party itself.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984

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A Quote by George Orwell on george orwell, relationships, emotion, ego, psychology, life, death, and humanity

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, and that one is prepared in the end, to be defeated, and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one’s love upon other human individuals.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: George Orwell

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A Quote by George Orwell on self-deception and belief

We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, whene we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, is possible to carry this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on self-deception and belief

We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, whene we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, is possible to carry this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by George Orwell on sanity and life

It is not easy to become sane

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984

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A Quote by George Orwell on george orwell and animals

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.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: Animal Farm

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A Quote by George Orwell on george orwell and animals

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.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: Animal Farm

Contributed by: Kelsey

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