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George Orwell

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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

Quote

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




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.”
George Orwell - La Ferme des animaux

German
Falls Freiheit überhaupt etwas bedeutet, dann bedeutet sie das Recht darauf, den Leuten das zu sagen, was sie nicht hören wollen.”
George Orwell - Farm der Tiere




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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
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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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Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.”
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Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”
George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four
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In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society.”
Noam Chomsky
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George Orwell also said...


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Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”
George Orwell
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The consequences of every act are included in the act itself.”
George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four
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Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”
George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four
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All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”
George Orwell - Animal Farm
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The essential job is to get people to recognise war propaganda when they see it, especially when it is disguised as peace propaganda.”
George Orwell
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War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.”
George Orwell
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