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George Orwell

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"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle." Knowledge 4.3 avg (10 votes)
"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them." Patriotism 4.5 avg (37 votes)
"Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act." Truth & Lies 4.4 avg (31 votes)
"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words: it is war minus the shooting." Sports 4.1 avg (14 votes)
"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 order to establish the dictatorship." Power 4.6 avg (27 votes)
"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." Politics 4.9 avg (28 votes)
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." War & Peace 4.9 avg (180 votes)
"Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side, you automatically help out that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one. In practice, 'he that is not with me is against me.'"" War & Peace 4.6 avg (36 votes)
"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face -- forever." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (73 votes)
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." Liberty 4.9 avg (51 votes)
"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future." Time 4.8 avg (140 votes)
"For a creative writer possession of the 'truth'' is less important than emotional sincerity." Writing 3.2 avg (10 votes)
"At 50, everyone has the face he deserves." Age 4.8 avg (14 votes)
"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." Animals 4.8 avg (43 votes)


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