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  • #1
    George Orwell
    “A plongeur is a slave, and a wasted slave, doing stupid and largely unnecessary work. He is kept at work, ultimately, because of a vague feeling that he would be dangerous if he had leisure. And educated people, who should be on his side, acquiesce in the process, because they know nothing about him and consequently are afraid of him.”
    George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London

  • #2
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #3
    Plato
    “good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws”
    Plato

  • #4
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    “In truth, laws are always useful to those with possessions and harmful to those who have nothing; from which it follows that the social state is advantageous to men only when all possess something and none has too much.”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
    tags: laws

  • #5
    H.L. Mencken
    “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.”
    H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

  • #6
    Lao Tzu
    “The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.”
    Lao-Tzu
    tags: laws

  • #7
    Michael J. Sandel
    “First, individual rights cannot be sacrificed for the sake of the general good, and second, the principles of justice that specify these rights cannot be premised on any particular vision of the good life. What justifies the rights is not that they maximize the general welfare or otherwise promote the good, but rather that they comprise a fair framework within which individuals and groups can choose their own values and ends, consistent with a similar liberty for others.”
    Michael J. Sandel, Liberalism and Its Critics

  • #8
    Jarod Kintz
    “Due to state laws, the restaurant was nonsmoking, which as a nonsmoker pleases me, but as a Libertarian it pisses me off.
”
    Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

  • #9
    Kahlil Gibran
    “Then a lawyer said, But what of our laws, master? And he answered: 'You delight in laying down laws. Yet you delight more in breaking them.”
    Kahlil Gibran
    tags: laws

  • #10
    Walter Savage Landor
    “Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.”
    Walter Savage Landor

  • #11
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #12
    George Orwell
    “Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #13
    George Orwell
    “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #14
    George Orwell
    “Orthodoxy means not thinking--not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #15
    George Orwell
    “Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #16
    Aldous Huxley
    “The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #17
    George Orwell
    “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.”
    George Orwell, Animal Farm

  • #18
    George Orwell
    “There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #19
    George Orwell
    “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?”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #20
    George Orwell
    “No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”
    George Orwell, Animal Farm

  • #21
    George Orwell
    “What can you do, thought Winston, against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #22
    George Orwell
    “The only good human being is a dead one.”
    George Orwell, Animal Farm

  • #23
    George Orwell
    “If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.”
    George Orwell

  • #24
    George Orwell
    “The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #25
    George Orwell
    “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ”
    George Orwell

  • #26
    George Orwell
    “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
    George Orwell

  • #27
    George Orwell
    “The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #28
    George Orwell
    “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.”
    George Orwell, Animal Farm

  • #29
    George Orwell
    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #30
    George Orwell
    “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
    George Orwell, 1984



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