"The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."George Orwell on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."George Orwell on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."George Orwell on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."George Orwell on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."George Orwell on Thomas Jefferson
"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."