Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
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As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?
He was an embittered atheist, the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
Oceania was at war with Eurasia therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.
A family with the wrong members in control that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
The true republic men, their rights and nothing more women, their rights and nothing less.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
In general I was a good kid. It usually took a lot to make me mad. But once I reached the boiling point, I lost all rational control. Totally without thinking, when my anger was aroused, I grabbed the nearest brick, rock, or stick to bash someone. It was as if I had no conscious will in the matter.
Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.