"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."George Orwell on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."George Orwell on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."George Orwell on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"George Orwell on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."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."