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Type: Novelist
Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 25/06/1903
Date of Death: 29/01/1950




 

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Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. War is peace.
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The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
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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.
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At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.
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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.
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We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
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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?
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Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
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Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
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We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
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I'm fat, but I'm thin inside... there's a thin man inside every fat man.
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One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.
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I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
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War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
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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.
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Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
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War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
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Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
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To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.
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Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
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Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
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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.
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Four legs good, two legs bad.
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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.
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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.
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