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George Orwell

George Orwell (June 25, 1903 – January 21, 1950) was an English writer and professor. He is most famous for the novels Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm.

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  • "All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting."[1]
Simple: All the lies and hate during a war, are usually said by the people who are not fighting.
  • "Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper."[2]
Simple: When I was young I saw that newspapers never tell the whole truth about an event.
  • "We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."[3]
Simple: People are not scared at night because the army are ready to hurt the people who might want to hurt us.


  1. "George Orwell quotes". Retrieved on November 16, 2008
  2. "The First Casualty". Google Books. Retrieved on November 19, 2008
  3. "George Orwell quotations". Retrieved on November 16, 2008

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