Top 10 Most Famous George Orwell Quotes (BEST)
There was and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad. truth
Perhaps one did not want to be so much as to be understood. loved
In a time of deceit telling the is a revolutionary act. truth
The further a society drifts from the more it will hate those who speak it. truth
Who controls the past controls the . Who controls the present controls the past. future
If you want a vision of the , imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever. future
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
People sleep in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. peaceably
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. 8 George Orwell Quotes that will Make You Think
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day be day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right.”
If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.
This is the inevitable of the sentimentalist. All his opinions fate into their opposites at the first brush of reality. change
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing.
It is this of a supposedly dangerous mob that makes nearly all intelligent people conservative in their opinions. fear
Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations. 9 George Orwell Quotes About Life
However much you deny the , the truth goes on existing. truth
The people will what the media tells them they believe. believe
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
In the face of pain there are no heroes.
The distinguishing mark of man is the hand, the instrument with which he does all his mischief.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
If you can feel that staying human is worthwhile, even when it can’t have any result whatever, you’ve beaten them.
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it. 7 George Orwell Quotes on Freedom and Liberty
Free speech is my right to say what you don’t want to hear.
It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything — anything — but they can’t make you it. They can’t get inside you. believe
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
Above all, there was a belief in the revolution and the , a feeling of having suddenly emerged into an era of equality and future . freedom
We are living in a world in which nobody is free, in which hardly anybody is secure, in which it is almost impossible to be honest and to remain alive.
I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
To die hating them, that was . freedom 3 George Orwell Quotes on Happiness
can exist only in Happiness . acceptance
Men can only be when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. happy
The choice for mankind lies between and freedom and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better. Happiness 2 George Orwell Quotes on Love
We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.
If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him . love 7 George Orwell Quotes on Power
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and than the one that comes after it. wiser
We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.
In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane.
Power is not a means; it is an end.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious. 11 George Orwell Quotes on War and Politics
“And when memory failed and written records were falsified—when that happened, the claim of the Party to have improved the conditions of human life had got to be accepted, because there did not exist, and never again could exist, any standard against which it could be tested.”
War is . peace is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Freedom
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
There are occasions when it pays better to fight and be beaten than not to fight at all.
All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.
It’s frightful that people who are so ignorant should have so much influence.
“It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda-tours.”
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.
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.
In order to hate imperialism you have got to be part of it. 6 George Orwell Quotes on Money
Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as frees people from work. money
You can possess , or you can despise money; the one fatal thing is to worship money and fail to get it. money
It is curious how people take it for granted that they have a right to preach at you and pray over you as soon as your income falls below a certain level.
The mass of the rich and the poor are differentiated by their incomes and nothing else, and the average millionaire is only the average dishwasher dressed in a new suit.
Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less you have, the less you worry. money
, Faith , hope — only a saint could have the first two without having the third. money
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