"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."George Orwell on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."George Orwell on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."George Orwell on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."George Orwell on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."George Orwell on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."