In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
Quote by George Orwell
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Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time.
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
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.
It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.
There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; A wise enemy is worth more.
Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Develop interest in life as you see it in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
In the British Special Air Service, combat fitness is all about running.
This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.
Our pets rely on us entirely for their nutrition. So if you're making your own judgments, that could lead to a mistake. At the same time, we have more control over our pet's diet than we do with our children or with ourselves, so your vet can tell you what is appropriate for your dog and you can assign them that.