20 Inspiring Quotes by George Orwell on the Road to Success

Updated: Jul 28

Birth: June 25, 1903, Motihari, India

Death: January 21, 1950, London, United Kingdom


The famous English novelist and essayist George Orwell's original is Eric Arthur Blair. After suffering financially for a while in his youth, he decided to become a writer by following the footsteps of his favorite writer, Jack London. In 1933, George Orwell first published his book "Down and Out in Paris and London" and continued his success with books such as "Nineteen Eighty-Four", "A Clergyman’s Daughter", "Animal Farm", "Keep the Aspidistra Flying"...


I would like to share with you today; 10 Inspiring Quotes by George Orwell on the Road to Success.



"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them." /George Orwell
"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals." /George Orwell
"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." /George Orwell
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." /George Orwell


"War is war. The only good human being is a dead one." /George Orwell
"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink." /George Orwell
"Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing." /George Orwell
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." /George Orwell


"What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?" /George Orwell
"In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia." /George Orwell
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." /George Orwell
"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting." /George Orwell


"It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane." /George Orwell
"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness." /George Orwell
"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." /George Orwell
"If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself." /George Orwell
"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." /George Orwell

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