"Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."George Orwell on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."George Orwell on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."George Orwell on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."George Orwell on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."