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Biography - George Orwell:

George Orwell (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair) is an English novelist, essayist and journalist. He was born in Motihari, British India.
Born: 1903 - Died: 1950
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: India
India

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




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Si la liberté signifie quelque chose, c'est le droit de dire aux gens ce qu'ils ne veulent pas entendre.

German
Falls Freiheit überhaupt etwas bedeutet, dann bedeutet sie das Recht darauf, den Leuten das zu sagen, was sie nicht hören wollen.




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If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.





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Quotes

George Orwell also said...


Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.





The consequences of every act are included in the act itself.





Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.





If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.





All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.





The essential job is to get people to recognise war propaganda when they see it, especially when it is disguised as peace propaganda.












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