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The Best George Orwell Quotes

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George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist and journalist. He is probably best known for the novels Animal Farm and 1984. George Orwell was a man of strong opinions who addressed some of the major political movements of his times, including imperialism, fascism and communism.

In his popular novel 1984 which was written in 1948, Orwell gave it’s readers a dark glimpse into what would happen if a government controlled every detail of a person’s life even down to their own private thoughts. In his popular earlier novel Animal Farm, the book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, the rebellion is betrayed, and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before.

I first read Animal Farm at a very young age while in school and I was enthralled by the story and its characters. I read this little novel again many years later and was once again enthralled by it.

I hope that you will enjoy this collection of thought provoking George Orwell quotes.

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The Best George Orwell Quotes

 

1. Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

 

2. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

 

3. What can you do, thought Winston, against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself; who gives your arguments a fair hearing and simply persists in his lunacy?

 

4. Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

 

5. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever.

 

6. If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

 

7. Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

 

8. Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.

 

9. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull.

 

10. If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.

 

11. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

 

12. Big Brother is Watching You.

 

13. It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.

 

14. Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.

 

15. The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?

 

16. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.

 

17. Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.

 

18. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.

 

19. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.

 

20. The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed. Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.

 

21. Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it

 

Animal Farm Quotes

The Best George Orwell Quotes

 

1. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

 

2. 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. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself.

 

3. Four legs good, two legs bad.

 

4. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

 

5. Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers.

 

6.

The Seven Commandments:
Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
No animal shall wear clothes.
No animal shall sleep in a bed.
No animal shall drink alcohol.
No animal shall kill any other animal.
All animals are equal.

 

7. And remember also that in fighting against man we must not come to resemble him. Even when you have conquered him, do not adopt his vices.

 

8. Let’s face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short.

 

9. Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever.

 

10. This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.

 

11. If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

 

I hope that you enjoyed this collection of George Orwell Quotes.

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25 Inspirational Comparison Quotes

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25 Inspirational Comparison Quotes

Do you ever compare you life with other people? Do you ever feel that you are not lucky, perhaps you feel that you are from the wrong country, wrong town or perhaps you have the wrong background? Do you ever scroll through social media feeling envious at the seemingly perfect lives of modern day so called ‘influencers’?

The next time that you find yourself comparing yourself to someone else. Look at the achievements of others and let them inspire you to see what is possible and use these accomplishments as motivation to create exciting goals for yourself to work towards.

Try to change your mindset from why them and not me, to if he/she can do it, so can I! Instead of seeing the achievements of others as a club to beat yourself up with, use them as a stick to prod you to take positive action.

I hope that the following collection of comparison quotes will inspire you to live your own life, walk your own path and work every day towards your own exciting goals and dreams.

 

1. A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms. Zen Shin

 

2. Every minute you spend wishing you had someone else’s life, is a minute spent wasting yours.

 

3. Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

 

4. Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.

 

5. Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt

 

25 Inspirational Comparison Quotes

 

6. Never compare your journey with someone else’s. Your journey is your journey, not a competition.

 

7. Comparison kill creativity. Stop comparing and start creating.

 

8. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

 

9. There is no need for comparison. Be happy with yourself and find satisfaction in your work.

 

10. Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. Tom Hiller

 

11. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

12. Don’t compare yourself to other people. Compare yourself to who you were and who you want to become.

 

25 Inspirational Comparison Quotes

 

13. Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud. Shannon L. Alder

 

14. Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.

 

15. Don’t compare yourself to others, compare yourself to the person you were yesterday. Jordan Peterson

 

25 Inspirational Comparison Quotes

 

16. Run your own race and stop comparing yourself to others.

 

17. When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. Lao Tzu

 

18. Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.

 

19. I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.

 

25 Inspirational Comparison Quotes

 

20. Your Highest Self only wants you to be at peace. It does not judge, compare, or demand that you defeat anyone or be better than anyone. Wayne Dyer

 

21. Comparison is the best way to judge our progress but not with others, compare your yesterday with your today.

 

22. Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. Marquis de Condorcet

 

23. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

 

24. Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. Judy Garland

 

25. Stop comparing yourself to other people. You are an original. We are all different and it’s okay. Joyce Meyer

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25 Wonderful Quotes About Luck

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25 Wonderful Quotes About Luck

Do you believe in luck? Do believe that some people are luckier than others or do you believe that people make their own luck through hard work and the right positive mindset?

I totally believe that every morning that we wake up, we should feel lucky, blessed and grateful. I also believe that if you think that you are lucky, more luck will flow your way. Call it the law of attraction, the laws of the universe or even The Secret, I just believe and that you will attract more of what you believe in.

If you feel that you are lucky, blessed and grateful, you will attract and notice more things in your life that you will feel grateful, blessed and lucky to receive. On the other hand, if you believe that you never get any breaks in life, or that you are unlucky, guess what? You will probably attract or notice more things in your life that don’t go your way.

If you want more good luck in your life, start by changing your mindset to feeling more blessed, grateful and lucky every day, I am totally positive that your life will start to change.

 

1. If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. Bette Davis

 

2. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca

 

3. We are all a great deal luckier that we realize, we usually get what we want – or near enough. Roald Dahl

 

4. Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama

 

25 Wonderful Quotes About Luck

 

5. Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.

 

6. I believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy. Jack Canfield

 

7. Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who do not depend on it. George S. Clason

 

8. The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. Barbara Sher

 

9. The better your attitude and the harder you work, the luckier you get. Robert G. Allen

 

10. Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. Ray Kroc

 

11. I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly. Fiona Barton

 

12. A good friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. Irish proverb

 

25 Wonderful Quotes About Luck

 

13. Luck is predictable; the harder you work, the luckier you get. Brian Tracy

 

14. Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have. Ed Bradley

 

15. Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. Earl Wilson

 

16. The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. Douglas Macarthur

 

17. Luck is believing you’re lucky. Tennessee Williams

 

25 Wonderful Quotes About Luck

 

18. Most entrepreneurs will admit luck plays a part in success. Richard Branson

 

19. Learn to recognize good luck when it’s waving at you, hoping to get your attention. Sally Koslow

 

20. Chance favors the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur

 

21. I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way, and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass. Shonda Rhimes

 

22. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward. Nick Cummins

 

23. When it comes to luck, you make your own. Bruce Springsteen

 

25 Wonderful Quotes About Luck

 

24. Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. David J. Schwartz

 

25. I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson

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25 Inspirational Pythagoras Quotes On Life

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25 Inspirational Pythagoras Quotes On Life

If you are like me, the name Pythagoras will probably bring back memories to you as a teenager learning about Isosceles triangles, Algebra, Theorems and equations such as “the sum of the squares on the legs of a right triangle is equal to the square on the hypotenuse”.

Pythagoras was an ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, scientist and the founder of Pythagoreanism. His political and religious teachings influenced the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and, through them, Western philosophy. His philosophy also had a major impact on scientists such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Sir Isaac Newton.

I really hope that you will enjoy the following collection of Pythagoras quotes. I also hope that the next time that you think about Pythagoras you will remember the wise quotes that are attributed to him and not just the math equation.

 

1. The oldest shortest words – “yes” and “no” are those which require the most thought. Pythagoras

 

2. Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please. Pythagoras

 

3. Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few. Pythagoras

 

4. As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom. Pythagoras

 

5. A fool is known by his speech, and a wise man by silence. Pythagoras

 

6. Salt is born of the purest parents: the sun and the sea. Pythagoras

 

7. Do not go to bed until you have gone over the day three times in your mind. What wrong did I do? What good did I accomplish? What did I forget to do? Pythagoras

 

8. Let no one persuade you by word or deed to do or say whatever is not best for you. Pythagoras

 

9. The art of living happily is to live in the present. Pythagoras

 

10. As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. Pythagoras

 

11. There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres. Pythagoras

 

12. Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb. Pythagoras

 

13. Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men. Pythagoras

 

14. Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body. Pythagoras

 

15. Numbers have a way of taking a man by the hand and leading him down the path of reason. Pythagoras

 

16. Don’t try to cover your mistakes with false words. Rather, correct your mistakes with examination. Pythagoras

 

17. No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself. Pythagoras

 

18. In anger we should refrain both from speech and action. Pythagoras

 

19. Numbers rule the universe. Pythagoras

 

20. If you have a wounded heart, touch it as little as you would an injured eye. There are only two remedies for the suffering of the soul: hope and patience. Pythagoras

 

21. Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence. Pythagoras

 

22. Above all things, respect yourself. Pythagoras

 

23. Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life. Pythagoras

 

24. Know thyself, then thou shalt know the universe. Pythagoras

 

25. Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable. Pythagoras

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