"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."George Orwell on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."George Orwell on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."George Orwell on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."George Orwell on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."George Orwell on Ernest Hemingway
"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."