George Orwell Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous George Orwell quotes and George Orwell sayings, and George Orwell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."

George Orwell

"If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them."

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"

George Orwell

"Four legs good, two legs bad."

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it."

George Orwell

"Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility."

George Orwell

"Take away freedom of speech, and the creative faculties dry up."

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

"To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself."

George Orwell

"Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing."

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

"No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer."

George Orwell

"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness."

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting."

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future."

George Orwell

"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."

George Orwell

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