The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
Quote by George Orwell
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The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor.
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
A family with the wrong members in control that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
Dreams are necessary to life.
But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done.
Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time.
I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.