"The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."George Orwell on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."George Orwell on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."George Orwell on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."George Orwell on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."George Orwell on C. S. Lewis
"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."