"There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."George Orwell on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."George Orwell on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."George Orwell on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."George Orwell on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."George Orwell on Albert Einstein
"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."