Aphorisms by author: George Orwell
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
By theme : Philosophy Thought Wisdom
There are occasions when it pays better to fight and be beaten than not to fight at all.
By theme : Behavior
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
By theme : Evil War
At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.
By theme : Behavior Life Old
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
By theme : Democracy Relations Society Wit
The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
By theme : Psychology Relations
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
By theme : Behavior Feelings
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
By theme : Liberty Wit
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
By theme : Men Society
A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
By theme : Wisdom
To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
By theme : Love Psychology
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 theme : Psychology Society Thought
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.
By theme : Liberty Society
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
By theme : Behavior Truth
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
By theme : Politics War
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
By theme : Future Politics Time