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Political language. .

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

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An autobiography is

An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.

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He who controls

He who controls the past controls the future.

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Orthodoxy means not

Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.

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No doubt alcohol,

No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid, but sainthood is a thing that human beings must avoid.

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The war is

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.

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If liberty means

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

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The object of

The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.

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Orthodoxy means not

Orthodoxy means not thinking – not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.

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Being in a

Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad.

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