35 Inspirational George Orwell Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational George Orwell Quotes On Success

George Orwell (real name Eric Arthur Blair) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic, whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He 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, an account of his experiences on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, are widely acclaimed, as are his essays on politics, literature,  language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of The 50 greatest British writers since 1945. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” George Orwell

2. “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.” George Orwell

3. “He who controls the present controls the past. He who controls the past control the future.” George Orwell

4. “Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.” George Orwell

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

6. “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” George Orwell

7. “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” George Orwell

8. “Each 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

9. “I do not wish to comment on the work; if it does not speak for itself, it is a failure.” George Orwell

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

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

12. “The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.” George Orwell

13. “The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards to comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.” George Orwell

14. “War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.” George Orwell

15. “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” George Orwell

16. “I think from the very start my literary ambitions were mixed up with the feeling of being isolated and undervalued.” George Orwell

17. “There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.” George Orwell

18. “I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain!” George Orwell

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

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

21. “He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” George Orwell

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

23. “Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” George Orwell

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

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

26. “To survive is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.” George Orwell

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

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

29. Good writing is like a windowpane.” George Orwell

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

31. “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” George Orwell

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

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

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

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

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