George Orwell - Page 2

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
– George Orwell

In a time of universal deceit telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
– George Orwell

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

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
– 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

As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.
– George Orwell

Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
– George Orwell

Never have ideas about children, and never have ideas for them.
– George Orwell

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

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
– George Orwell

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
– George Orwell