George Orwell

1903 - 1950

A Quote by George Orwell on destruction, existence, force, tragedy, and virtue

A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on good and time

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On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on appearance, language, lies, murder, politics, and purity

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: Politics and the English Language, (1946)

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A Quote by George Orwell on power and spirit

But the thing that I saw in your face No power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst Shatters the crystal spirit.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on deception, time, and truth

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

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on struggle

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

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on war

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The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on good and writing

Good writing is like a windowpane.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on brothers

Big Brother is watching you.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984, 1948

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A Quote by George Orwell on clarity, enemies, insincerity, language, and words

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 squirting out ink.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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