Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.
Big Brother is watching you.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
George Orwell — quotes and aphorisms
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
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.