50+ Best George Orwell Quotes on Freedom, Truth, and Power

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By the way, today we will talk about some thought-provoking 50+ best George Orwell Quotes on freedom, truth, and power. All of these quotes are incredibly awesome. So, without further ado! Let’s begin with the introduction.

Introduction

Eric Arthur Blair was widely known by his pen name George Orwell. He was a great English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. George Orwell’s work is characterized by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to dictatorship, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.50+ Best George Orwell Quotes on Freedom, Truth, and Power

George Orwell worked in both fiction and non-fiction genres. He produced literary criticism and poetry, fiction and polemical journalism; and is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.  His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier, documenting his experience of working-class life in the north of England, and Homage to Catalonia. In 2008, The Times ranked George Orwell second among “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”.

50+ Best George Orwell Quotes on Freedom, Truth, and Power

Following are the 50+ best George Orwell quotes on freedom, truth, and power you’ll definitely enjoy. These quotes would boost up your level of motivation. George Orwell quotes are insightful, thought-provoking, and inspirational.

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” -George Orwell

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” -George Orwell

“Big Brother is watching you.” -George Orwell

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” -George Orwell

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.” -George Orwell

“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” -George Orwell

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” -George Orwell

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” -George Orwell

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell

“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” George Orwell

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” George Orwell

“In the face of pain there are no heroes.” George Orwell

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” George Orwell

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.” George Orwell

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.” George Orwell

“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.” George Orwell 

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” George Orwell

“On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” George Orwell

“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.” George Orwell

“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.” George Orwell

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” George Orwell

“If you can feel that staying human is worthwhile, even when it can’t have any result whatever, you’ve beaten them.” George Orwell

“Man is the only creature that consumes without producing.” George Orwell

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.” George Orwell

“The distinguishing mark of man is the hand, the instrument with which he does all his mischief.” George Orwell

“In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane.” George Orwell 

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” George Orwell

“The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.” George Orwell

“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.” George Orwell

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” George Orwell

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell 

“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” George Orwell

“If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.” George Orwell

“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.” George Orwell

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” George Orwell

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” George Orwell

“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.” George Orwell

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.” George Orwell

“I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.” George Orwell

“Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.” George Orwell

“Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.” George Orwell 

“On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” George Orwell

“We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.” George Orwell

“Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.” George Orwell

“Sanity is not statistical.” George Orwell

“To die hating them, that was freedom.” George Orwell

“Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments.” George Orwell

“Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.” George Orwell

“The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?” George Orwell

“One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.” George Orwell

“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” George Orwell

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