Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. War is peace.
The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness,disregard in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.
Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
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?
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
I'm fat, but I'm thin inside... there's a thin man inside every fat man.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.
I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.
Four legs good, two legs bad.
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.