Aphorisms Galore!

George Orwell

real name Eric Arthur Blair; English (born in India) novelist and war correspondent; b. 1903; d. 1950

Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist

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On the whole, human beings want to be good -- but not too good and not quite all the time.

George Orwell, in Vice and Virtue

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1984 (paperback)

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

George Orwell, 1984, in Law and Politics

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You have to be an intellectual to believe such nonsense. No ordinary man could be such a fool.

George Orwell, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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1984 (paperback)

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.

George Orwell, 1984, in Happiness and Misery

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1984 (paperback)

If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.

George Orwell, 1984, in Altruism and Cynicism