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 George Orwell - “He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.”
 George Orwell - “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it”
 Trevor Horwell - “Our goal in 2006 is to continue to expand the Hard Rock brand with unique, new properties including urban hotel and destination resorts.”
 George Orwell - “Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proven innocent”
 George Orwell - “One of the effects of a safe and civilized life is an immense oversensitiveness which makes all the primary emotions somewhat disgusting. Generosity is as painful as meanness, gratitude as hateful as ingratitude.”
 George Orwell - “Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other.”
 George Orwell - “A liberal is a power worshipper without the power.”
 George Orwell - “To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence. He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek, and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with which the language is cluttered up.”
 George Orwell - “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.”
 George Orwell - “To a surprising extent the war-lords in shining armor, the apostles of the martial virtues, tend not to die fighting when the time comes. History is full of ignominious getaways by the great and famous.”
 George Orwell - “On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time”
 George Orwell - “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.”
 George Orwell - “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”
 Richard Horwell - “Every householder's nightmare became a reality for the Monckton family. What followed was an appalling episode of violence.”
 George Orwell - “A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him”
 George Orwell - “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever.”
 Richard Horwell - “Weapons were not carried and were hardly necessary when you had such an advantage in numbers. The violence took the form of beatings, kicks and stamping.”
 George Orwell - “Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.”
 George Orwell - “Good writing is like a windowpane”
 George Orwell - “Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings”
 George Orwell - “Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”
 George Orwell - “The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work.”
 George Orwell - “The main motive for ''nonattachment'' is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work.”
 George Orwell - “It is hard to imagine how the U.N., perhaps the world's most important international organization and one which is widely counted on to preserve the truth, could allow itself to blatantly deviate from history and misinform the world about something so fundamental to its history.”
 George Orwell - “One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that no ordinary man could be such a fool.”

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