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The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, read more

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.

by George Orwell Found in: Insincerity Quotes,
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If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.

by George Orwell Found in: Imagination Quotes,
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There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.

There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.

by George Orwell Found in: Intelligence Quotes,
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Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all read more

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.

by George Orwell Found in: Sports Quotes,
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Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of read more

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

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Insanity is my only means of relaxation

Insanity is my only means of relaxation

by George Orwell Found in: Insanity Quotes,
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The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

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

by George Orwell Found in: Perfection Quotes,
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Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

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

by George Orwell Found in: Future Quotes,
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Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one read more

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

by George Orwell Found in: Generations Quotes,
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In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

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

by George Orwell Found in: Time Quotes,
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