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Date of Birth: 25/06/1903
Date of Death: 29/01/1950


 

George Orwell Quotes > Serious sport has nothing to...

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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.
George Orwell
About: War

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