Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
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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.
When you first have a baby your life doesn't change. I mean, you have a little less sleep and you drag these cuddly things around you and it's just amazing. But you still get to be you. Once they get to, like, five, six and school and it starts to get, like, 'Wow, they got real problems. They're my responsibility.' Oh my God. That is overwhelming.
My mother is an amazing woman. Not only did she manage the entire household, she noticed a gift in each of her kids and instilled confidence in all of us that that gift would take us wherever we wanted to go.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Judgement of beauty can err, what with the wine and the dark.
There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
The great thing about the United States and the historically magnetic effect it has had on a lot of people like me is its generosity, to put it simply.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved.