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George Orwell
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible
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#Defense

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We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose.
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#Class #British Author

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A man receiving charity always hates his benefactor- it is a fixed characteristic of human nature
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#Charity

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To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
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We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
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#Men #British Author # #Funny #Motivational

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All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
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An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.
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#Autobiography #Trust

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Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
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When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
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So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot.
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#British Author #Fire

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We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
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#British Author #Food

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"War is Peace" "Freedom is Slavery" "Ignorance is Strength
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#Freedom

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The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.
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The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.
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#British Author #Bombs

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At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.
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To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.
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#British Author #Dirty

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Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
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#British Author #Deception

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It is hard to imagine how the U.N., perhaps the world's most important international organization and one which is widely counted on to preserve the truth, could allow itself to blatantly deviate from history and misinform the world about something so fundamental to its history.
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#Hard

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Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
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