"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."George Orwell on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."George Orwell on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."George Orwell on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."George Orwell on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."George Orwell on Booker T. Washington
"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 lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia."
"Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards."
"The best books... are those that tell you what you know already."
"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 at their best when seen from below."
"I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment."