29 George Orwell Quotes

June 25, 1903 - January 21, 1950
George Orwell
Be motivated by these George Orwell quotes. Did you know that George Orwell was the pen name for Eric Arthur Blair? George Orwell was born in Motihari, India. He was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic.



1.     In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
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Truth



2.     The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

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Motivational



3.     The stars are a free show; it donít cost anything to use your eyes.

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Inspirational Quotes



4.     The distinguishing mark of man is the hand, the instrument with which he does all his mischief.

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Funny



5.     Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.

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Motivational Quotes about Life



6.     When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, 'I am going to produce a work of art.' I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.

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Motivational Quotes for Work



Myths which are believed in tend to become true. 
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7.     Myths which are believed in tend to become true.

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Believe



8.     Never use a long word where a short one will do.

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Words of Encouragement



9.    Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them. There is almost no kind of outrage-torture, imprisonment without trial, assassination, the bombing of civilians-which does not change its moral color when it is committed by 'our' side.

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Quotes about Change



10.    Good prose should be transparent, like a window pane.

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Motivational Poems



11.     The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.

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Honesty



12.     A man may take to drink because he feels himself to he a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.

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Failure



13.     We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.

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Quote of the Day



14.     To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence.

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Encouraging Poems



15.     We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.

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Attitude



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

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Growth



Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. 
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17.     Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

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Love



18.     The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed. Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed

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Life



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

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Future



20.    Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them. There is almost no kind of outrage-torture, imprisonment without trial, assassination, the bombing of civilians-which does not change its moral color when it is committed by 'our' side.

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Quotes about Change



21.     Totalitarianism, however, does not so much promise an age of faith as an age of schizophrenia. A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. Such a society, no matter how long it persists, can never afford to become either tolerant or intellectually stable Totalitarianism demands, in fact, the continuous alteration of the past, and in the long run probably demands a disbelief in the very existence of objective truth.

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Tolerance



22.     The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.

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Happiness



23.     Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.

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Respect



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

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Wise



25.     If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.

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Giving



26.     The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.

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Quotes to Live By



27.     The point is that we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality...

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Knowledge



Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. 
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28.     Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.

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Mindset



29.     All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.

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Wish



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