George Orwell

1903 - 1950

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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A Quote by George Orwell on assumptions, happiness, life, and men

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

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on belief

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There are some things only intellectuals are crazy enough to believe.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on duty, intelligence, and men

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Orwell on commitment, defeat, impossibility, life, love, loyalty, perfection, and preparation

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, that one is sometimes willing to commit sins for the sake of loyalty, that one does not push asceticism to the point where it makes friendly intercourse impossible, 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: A Collection of Essays

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A Quote by George Orwell on animals

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All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: Animal Farm, 1945

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A Quote by George Orwell on control, future, past, and present

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: 1984, 1948

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