George Orwell

(1903 - 1950)

George Orwell Quotes

  • ''No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimetre nearer.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. 1984, pt. 2, ch. 9 (1949). Extract from Goldstein's book.
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  • ''All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. Animal Farm, ch. 10 (1945). The animals' Commandment. The original version in the book was "All animals are equal." The wording derives from Thomas Jefferson's Preamble to the American Declaration of Independence.
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  • ''He is as antisocial as a flea. Clearly, such people are undesirable, and a society in which they can flourish has something wrong with it.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. repr. in The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, vol. 3, eds. Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus (1968). "Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali," (1944).
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  • ''Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. repr. in The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, vol. 3, eds. Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus (1968). "Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali," (1944).
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  • ''The great disadvantage, and advantage, of the small urban bourgeois is his limited outlook. He sees the world as a middle- class world, and everything outside these limits is either laughable or slightly wicked.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Charles Dickens," Inside the Whale and Other Essays (1940).
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  • ''Dickens is one of those authors who are well worth stealing.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British novelist. "Charles Dickens," Part 1 (1939).
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  • ''Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society; once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Charles Dickens," Inside the Whale and Other Essays (1940).
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  • ''Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Charles Dickens," Inside the Whale and Other Essays (1940).
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  • ''Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Charles Dickens," Inside the Whale and Other Essays (1940).
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  • ''In every one of those little stucco boxes there's some poor bastard who's never free except when he's fast asleep and dreaming that he's got the boss down the bottom of a well and is bunging lumps of coal at him.''
    George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. Coming Up for Air, pt. 1, ch. 2 (1939).
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Best Poem of George Orwell

Poem From Burma

Brush your teeth up and down, brother,
Oh, brush them up and down!
All the folks in London Town
Brush their teeth right up and down,
Oh! How they shine!
Aren't they bloody fine?
Night and morning, my brother,
Oh brush them up and down!'

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Kitchener

No stone is set to mark his nation's loss,
No stately tomb enshrines his noble breast;
Not e'en the tribute of a wooden cross
Can mark this hero's rest.
He needs them not, his name untarnished stands,
Remindful of the mighty deeds he worked,
Footprints of one, upon time's changeful sands,
Who ne'er his duty shirked.

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