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Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of…
Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.
Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child’s eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are…
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics – a creed from which you yourself cannot…
I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
Those who ‘abjure’ violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
The idea really came to me the day I got my new false teeth.
Oceania was at war with Eurasia; therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms…
No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.
Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
Good writing is like a windowpane.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much…
A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.
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