Quotes by George Orwell
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
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.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.