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May 21, 2013
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart. William Makepeace Thackeray
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Two and two are four. Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You ...
Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably ...
Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is ...
At age 50, every man has the face he deserves.
Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad.
Big Brother is watching you.
Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics he feels himself master ...
Freedom is the right to say two plus two make four. If granted, all else follows.
From the totalitarian point of view, history is something to be created rather than learned.
He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
He who controls the past controls the future.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.
If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.
In a time of universal deceit - Telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion: the more intelligent, the less sane.
In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the ...
It was a cold, bright day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.
Liberal: a power worshipper without power.
No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid, but sainthood is a thing that human beings must avoid.
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time.
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.
Orthodoxy is Unconsciousness.
Orthodoxy means not thinking - Not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
Orthodoxy means not thinking - - Not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
People sleep peacably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
Political language - And with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - Is designed to make ...
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in ...
Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that he is already degraded.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ...
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might ...
War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Ignorance is Strength.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
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