George Orwell

George Orwell Quotes

Inn a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

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.

Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

Big Brother is watching you.

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

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