George Orwell (Writer)

#20397 George Orwell

And now abideth , , , these three; but the greatest of these is money. .

George Orwell Quotes about money
#20398 George Orwell

If you have no ,won't care for you,won'tyou; won't, that is, care for you or love you the last little bit that matters. .

George Orwell Quotes about love
#20399 George Orwell

We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the firstof intelligent men. .

George Orwell Quotes about men
#20400 George Orwell

A liberal intelligentsia is lacking. Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal , and such truisms as that a machine- is still a machine-gun even when a "good" man is squeezing the trigger … have turned into heresies which it is actually becomingto utter. .

George Orwell Quotes about man
#20401 George Orwell

He is laughing, with a touch ofin his , but no triumph, no malignity. It is theof a man who is always fighting against something, but who fights in the open and is not frightened, the face of a man who is generously angry — in other words, of a nineteenth-century liberal, a free intelligence, a type hated with equal hatred by all the smelly little orthodoxies which are now contending for our . .

George Orwell Quotes about intelligence
#20402 George Orwell

Sincehave moreofin countries where traces ofsurvive, pacifism can act more effectively against democracy than for it. Objectively the pacifist is pro-. .

George Orwell Quotes about democracy
#20403 George Orwell

Thebeforebeings, is not, as a , betweenandbut between two evils. .

George Orwell Quotes about evil
#20404 George Orwell

Theis tothat under a dictatorialyou can beinside. .

George Orwell Quotes about you
#20405 George Orwell

I consider that willingness to criticizeandis the test of intellectual . .

George Orwell Quotes about will
#20406 George Orwell

To admit that an opponent might be bothandis felt to be intolerable. It is more immediately satisfying to shout that he is aor a scoundrel, or both, than to find out what he is really like. .

George Orwell Quotes about media
#20407 George Orwell

Looking at theas a whole, the drift for many decades has been not towardsbut towards the reimposition of . .

George Orwell Quotes about war
#20408 George Orwell

The whole idea ofandis a childish day-dream. Properly speaking, there is no such thing as revenge. .

George Orwell Quotes about dream
#20409 George Orwell

Each generation imagines itself to be morethan the one that went before it, andthan the one that comes after it. .

George Orwell Quotes about self
#20410 George Orwell

Astate is in effect a , and its ruling caste, in order to keep its position, has to be thought of as infallible. .

George Orwell Quotes about thought
#20411 George Orwell

So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue tostrongly about prose style, tothe surface of the , and to takein solid objects and scraps of useless . .

George Orwell Quotes about live
#20412 George Orwell

If I had to make a list of sixwhich were to be preserved when all others were destroyed, I would certainly putamong them. .

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#20413 George Orwell

Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, againstand for, as Iit. .

George Orwell Quotes about work
#20414 George Orwell

In my , nothing has contributed so much to theof the original idea of socialism as the belief that Russia is a socialist country and that every act of its rulers must be excused, if not imitated. .

George Orwell Quotes about belief
#20415 George Orwell

I had seen little evidence that the USSR was progressing towards anything that one could truly call . .

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#20416 George Orwell

Ifmeans anything at all, it means theto tell people what they do not want to hear. .

George Orwell Quotes about people
#20417 George Orwell

Sooner or later a falsebumps up against solid , usually on a battlefield. .

George Orwell Quotes about battle
#20418 George Orwell

Public , because of the tremendous urge to conformity in gregarious , is less tolerant than anyof . .

George Orwell Quotes about men
#20419 George Orwell

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

George Orwell Quotes about respect
#20420 George Orwell

It appears to me that one defeats theprecisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one's . .

George Orwell Quotes about self
#20422 George Orwell

To the well-fed it seems cowardly to complain of tight boots, because the well-fed live in a different world-a world where, if your boots are tight, you can change them; their minds are not warped by petty discomfort. But below a certain income the petty crowds the large out of existence; one's preoccupation is not withor , but with bad , hard beds, drudgery and the sack.is impossible to a poor man in a cold country and even his active thoughts will go in more or less sterile complaint. .

George Orwell Quotes about war
#20423 George Orwell

In England, a century of stronghas developed whatcalled the stern and ruggedof the police to a point where any public protest seems an indecency. But in France everyone can remember a certain amount of civil disturbance, and even the workmen in the bistros talk of la revolution — meaning the next revolution, not the last one. The highly socialised modern mind, which makes a kind of composite god out of the rich, the government, the police and the larger newspapers, has not been developed — at least not yet. .

George Orwell Quotes about god
#20424 George Orwell

Man is not a , but he is rather like a Yahoo and needs to be reminded of it from time to time. .

George Orwell Quotes about time
#20425 George Orwell

There is a geographical element in all belief-saying what seem profound truths in India have a way of seeming enormous platitudes in England, and vice versa. Perhaps the fundamental difference is that beneath a tropical sun individuality seems less distinct and the loss of it less important. .

George Orwell Quotes about truth
#20426 George Orwell

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of , and have not , I am become as a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of , and understand all , and all ; and though I have all , so that I could remove , and have not money, I am . And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not money, it profiteth me nothing. Money suffereth long, and is kind; money envieth not; money vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. ... And now abideth , hope, money, these three; but the greatest of these is money. .

George Orwell Quotes about truth
#20427 George Orwell

I Corinthians xiii (adapted) .

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#20428 George Orwell

They had their cynical code worked out. The public are swine;is the rattling of a stick inside a swill-bucket. .

George Orwell Quotes about work
#20429 George Orwell

Money, once again; all is money. All human relationships must be purchased with money. If you have no money, men won't care for you, women won't love you; won't, that is, care for you or love you the last little bit that matters. And how right they are, after all! For, moneyless, you are unlovable. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels. But then, if I haven't money, I DON'T speak with the tongues of men and of angels. .

George Orwell Quotes about love
#20430 George Orwell

I am struck again by the fact that as soon as a working man gets an official post in the Trade Union or goes into Labour politics, he becomes middle-class whether he will or no. ie. by fighting against the bourgeoisie he becomes a bourgeois. The fact is that you cannot help living in the manner appropriate and developing the ideology appropriate to your income. .

George Orwell Quotes about politics
#20431 George Orwell

One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words '' and '' draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, 'Nature Cure' quack, pacifist, and feminist in England. .

George Orwell Quotes about war
#20432 George Orwell

If there are certain pages of Mr 's book, Power, which seem rather empty, that is merely to say that we have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the firstof intelligent men. It is not merely that at present the rule of nakedobtains almost everywhere. Probably that has always been the case. Where this age differs from those immediately preceding it is that a liberal intelligentsia is lacking. Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal , and such truisms as that a machine- is still a machine-gun even when a "good" man is squeezing the trigger — and that in effect is what Mr Russell is saying — have turned into heresies which it is actually becomingto utter. .

George Orwell Quotes about men
#20433 George Orwell

Acceptance of the Catholic position implies a certain willingness to see the present injustices of society continue... Individual salvation implies liberty, which is always extended by Catholic writers to include the right to private property. But in the stage of industrial development which we have now reached, the right to private property means the right to exploit and torture millions of one's fellow creatures. The Socialist would argue, therefore, that one can only defend property if one is more or less indifferent to economic justice. .

George Orwell Quotes about society
#20434 George Orwell

It is not possible for any thinking person to live in such a society as our own without wanting to change it. .

George Orwell Quotes about change
#20435 George Orwell

Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be. .

George Orwell Quotes about men
#20438 George Orwell

It is all very well to be "advanced" and "enlightened," to snigger at Colonel Blimp and proclaim your emancipation from all traditional loyalties, but a time comes when the sand of the desert is sodden red and what have I done for thee, England, my England? As I was brought up in this tradition myself I can recognise it under strange disguises, and also sympathise with it, for even at its stupidest and most sentimental it is a comelier thing than the shallow self-righteousness of the left-wing intelligentsia. .

George Orwell Quotes about time
#20439 George Orwell

There is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpses every few years. .

George Orwell Quotes about wit
#20440 George Orwell

We are in aperiod ofin which a revolutionary has to be a patriot and a patriot has to be a revolutionary. .

George Orwell Quotes about evolution
#20441 George Orwell

Even as it stands, the Home Guard could only exist in a country where men feel themselves free. The totalitarian states can do great things, but there is one thing they cannot do: they cannot give the factory-worker a rifle and tell him to take it home and keep it in his bedroom. THAT RIFLE HANGING ON THE WALL OF THE WORKING-CLASS FLAT OR LABOURER'S COTTAGE, IS THE SYMBOL OF DEMOCRACY. IT IS OUR JOB TO SEE THAT IT STAYS THERE. .

George Orwell Quotes about work
#20442 George Orwell

Sincehave moreof action in countries where traces ofsurvive, pacifism can act more effectively against democracy than for it. Objectively the pacifist is pro-Nazi. .

George Orwell Quotes about action
#20443 George Orwell

Thebefore human beings, is not, as a , betweenandbut between two evils. You can let therule the : that is evil; or you can overthrow them by , which is also evil. There is no other choice before you, and whichever you choose you will not come out with clean hands. .

George Orwell Quotes about evil
#20444 George Orwell

You and I both know that there can be no real solution of the Indian problem which does not also benefit Britain. Either we all live in a decent world, or nobody does. It is so obvious, is it not, that the British worker as well as the Indian peasant stands to gain by the ending of capitalist exploitation, and that Indian independence is a lost cause if the Fascist nations are allowed to dominate the world. .

George Orwell Quotes about work
#20445 George Orwell

Both men were the spiritual children of , both had an ironical, sceptical view of life, and a native pessimism overlaid by gaiety; both knew that the existing social order is a swindle and its cherished beliefs mostly delusions. .

George Orwell Quotes about life
#20446 George Orwell

Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man who has toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having toothache. They wanted to produce a perfect society by an endless continuation of something that had only been valuable because it was temporary. The wider course would be to say that there are certain lines along which humanity must move, the grand strategy is mapped out, but detailed prophecy is not our business. Whoever tries to imagine perfection simply reveals his own emptiness. .

George Orwell Quotes about happiness
#20448 George Orwell

Between them these two books sum up our present predicament. Capitalism leads to dole queues, the scramble for markets, and war. Collectivism leads to concentration camps, leader worship, and war. There is no way out of this unless a planned economy can somehow be combined with the freedom of the intellect, which can only happen if the concept of right and wrong is restored to politics. .

George Orwell Quotes about books
#20449 George Orwell

Theis to believe that under a dictatorial government you can be free inside. Quite a number of people console themselves with this thought, now that totalitarianism in one form or another is visibly on the up-grade in every part of the world. Out in the street the loudspeakers bellow, the flags flutter from the rooftops, the police with their tommy-guns prowl to and fro, the face of the Leader, four feet wide, glares from every hoarding; but up in the attics the secret enemies of the regime can record their thoughts in perfect freedom — that is the idea, more or less. .

George Orwell Quotes about freedom
#20450 George Orwell

Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip, but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns his somersault when there is no whip. .

George Orwell Quotes about dogs

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