We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
Quote by George Orwell
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In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.
The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
There is no sin greater than ignorance.
Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
There is only one secure foundation: a genuine, deep relationship with Jesus Christ, which will carry you through any and all turmoil. No matter what storms are raging all around, you'll stand firm if you stand on His love.
The U.S. has since the end of World War II had an answer - we stand for free peoples and free markets, we are willing to support and defend them - we will sustain a balance of power that favors freedom.
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.
Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.