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11 Quotes by George Orwell

 George Orwell, an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic was a man of strong opinions, who wrote about major topics related to the political views and movements of his times. Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four are two of his best-known novels, both of which were turned into films and enjoyed incredible popularity. His work greatly impacted political culture. In fact, he was such an influential writer that The New York Times ranked Orwell second on the list of 'The 50 greatest British Writers since 1945'. He had a high moral sense and respect for justice. Below are 11 of George Orwell's most well-known quotes that will make you stop and think.
 
 
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.
Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
 
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
In the face of pain there are no heroes.
Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
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