Eric Arthur Blair 1903 – 1950 always wrote under the pen-name of George Orwell. He wrote both fiction and non-fiction and is best known for his works ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’. 
‘In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act’ 
‘Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness’ 
‘Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing’ 
‘All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others’ 
‘Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility’ 
‘Myths which are believed in, tend to come true’ 
‘On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time’ 
‘But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought’ 
‘If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear’ 
‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle’ 
‘The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it’ 
‘Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else’ 
‘In the face of pain there are no heroes’ 
‘Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past’ 
‘Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it’ 
‘The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection’ 
‘War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength’ 
‘The best books… are those that tell you what you know already’ 
‘Happiness can exist only in acceptance’ 
‘Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible’ 
‘Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent’ 
‘If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them’ 
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