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George Orwell

real name Eric Arthur Blair; English (born in India) novelist and war correspondent; b. 1903; d. 1950  ·  5 aphorisms  ·  no comments

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Comment#  ·   Fair (1375 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

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

1984 (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (981 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Caleb Ronsen

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

George Orwell, 1984, in Altruism and Cynicism

1984 (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (430 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (854 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

George Orwell, 1984, in Law and Politics

1984 (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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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