George Orwell

1903 - 1950

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

Happiness can exist only in acceptance

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on writing, thinking, and independence

If you cannot write well, you cannot think well; if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on politics and language

A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics'. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia. When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell

To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on work and play

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But what is work and what is not work? Is it work to dig, to carpenter, to plant trees, to fell trees, to ride, to fish, to hunt, to feed chickens, to play the piano, to take photographs, to build a house, to cook, to sew, to trim hats, to mend motor bicycles? All of these things are work to somebody, and all of them are play to somebody. There are in fact very few activities which cannot be classed either as work or play according as you choose to regard them.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: http://www.happiness-project.com/happiness_project/2006/04/this_saturday_a_4.html

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A Quote by George Orwell on george orwell, deceit, and revolution

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell

And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984, Pages: 32

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A Quote by George Orwell on each generation and wiser

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 (1903 - 1950)

Source: http://www.brianyquote.com

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A Quote by George Orwell on struggle

To see what is in front of one's nose requires constant struggle.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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