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George Orwell
George Orwell

The pen name of Eric Blair, Georg Orwell became a fervent socialist in the 1930s after becoming disillusioned with British imperialism as a police officer in India. After fighting in the Spanish Civil War and barely escaping with his life, a victim of political upheaval and persecution, Orwell published several books that gained little notice. However, "€œAnimal Farm"€, which was heavily …

Date of Birth: June 25, 1903
Date of Death: January 21, 1950


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"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." George Orwell
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"We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose." George Orwell
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"A man receiving charity always hates his benefactor- it is a fixed characteristic of human nature" George Orwell
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"When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic." George Orwell
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"Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." George Orwell
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"In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible" George Orwell
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"The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent." George Orwell
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""War is Peace" "Freedom is Slavery" "Ignorance is Strength" George Orwell
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"We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun." George Orwell
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"So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot." George Orwell
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"An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats." George Orwell
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"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." George Orwell
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"All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting." George Orwell
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"To accept an unorthodoxy is always to inherit unresolved contradictions" George Orwell
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"To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization." George Orwell
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"Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there." George Orwell
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"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell
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"Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or very foolish imagine otherwise" George Orwell
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"Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers." George Orwell
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"Power-worship blurs political judgment because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." George Orwell
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"The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history." George Orwell
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