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George Orwell – Political language and deception

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George OrwellPolitical language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

George Orwell   (1903-1950)

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George Orwell – Ordinary men are passive

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George OrwellFor the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavoring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.

George Orwell   (1903-1950)
Inside the Whale

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George Orwell – Ethics and the sacredness of life

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George OrwellA man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.

George Orwell   (1903-1950)

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