"It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."George Orwell on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."George Orwell on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."George Orwell on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."George Orwell on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."George Orwell on Abraham Lincoln
"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."