People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
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Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.
Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
He was an embittered atheist, the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.
I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.
Which is - you know, like check it out, I'm pretty young, I'm only about 40 years old. I still have maybe another four decades of work left in me. And it's exceedingly likely that anything I write from this point forward is going to be judged by the world as the work that came after the freakish success of my last book, right?
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Words may be common but the thought conveyed by those words are always unique.
Most people dread finding out when they come to die that they have never really lived.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
God speaks to us through his language and our language but we only listen to our language