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In our age there is no such th...

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.

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Part of the reason for the ugl...

Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.

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I doubt whether classical educ...

I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.

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A family with the wrong member...

A family with the wrong members in control that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.

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It is almost universally felt ...

It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.

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Whatever is funny is subversiv...

Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.

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All political thinking for yea...

All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.

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Mankind is not likely to salva...

Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.

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It is also true that one can w...

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.

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The great enemy of clear langu...

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.

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People sleep peaceably in thei...

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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