George Orwell quotations

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

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

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

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

Big Brother is watching you.

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

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

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

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.

The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.

At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.

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