"Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."George Orwell on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."George Orwell on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."George Orwell on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."George Orwell on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."George Orwell on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."
"No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer."