quote by George Orwell

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

— George Orwell

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Deceitfulness quote In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and self-deception in politics.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

If you only notice human proceedings, you may observe that all who attain great power and riches, make use of either force or fraud; and what they have acquired either by deceit or violence, in order to conceal the disgraceful methods of attainment, they endeavor to sanctify with the false title of honest gains.

We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.

I’m a human being, I’m not anyone’s mascot! And I am America’s conscience. And that’s what they don’t want to look at. They would rather look at a cartoon character than at the deceit of this country and this government.

Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not.

They don't understand truth nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is plant Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non vegetarian

A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.

Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

It seems we are capable of immense love and loyalty, and as capable of deceit and atrocity. It's probably this shocking ambivalence that makes us unique.

The supreme value is not the future but the present.

The future is a deceitful time that always says to us, 'Not Yet,' and thus denies us... Whoever builds a house for future happiness builds a prison for the present.

I am convinced that human life is filled with many pure, happy, serene examples of insincerity, truly splendid of their kind-of people deceiving one another without (strangely enough) any wounds being inflicted, of people who seem unaware even that they are deceiving one another.

I have nothing but contempt for the deceitful thing men call 'happiness,' and find myself with no choice but to push my characters, whom I pour my heart and soul out to create, into the abyss of tragedy.

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society.

They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?

Above all, avoid falsehood, every kind of falsehood, especially falseness to yourself. Watch over your own deceitfulness and look into it every hour, every minute.

Invariably, micromanaging results in four problems: deceit, disloyalty, conflict, and communication problems.

The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments.

History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it's issuance.

Fantastic fortune thou deceitful light, That cheats the weary traveler by night, Though on a precipice each step you tread, I am resolved to follow where you lead.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?

Polar bears did very well in the warmer times.

They didn't die out at all; they didn't die out in the last 10,000 years, nor during the previous interglacial, nor the one before that. So, they're just used as a deceitful heartthrob; you know, to pluck your heartstrings because the polar bears might die out.

The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power.

Ever note, Lucilius, When love begins to sicken and decay It useth an enforced ceremony. There are no tricks in plain and simple faith; But hollow men, like horses hot at hand, Make gallant show and promise of their mettle; But when they should endure the bloody spur, They fall their crests, and like deceitful jades Sink in the trial.

If I were at any time to set out on a career of deceit, it would be of Miss Marple that I should be afraid.

I'd like to think that when I sing a song, I can let you know all about the heartbreak, struggle, lies and kicks in the ass I've gotten over the years for being black and everything else, without actually saying a word about it.

Propaganda is as powerful as heroin; it surreptitiously dissolves all capacity to think.

Lies are neither bad nor good. Like a fire they can either keep you warm or burn you to death, depending on how they're used.

The shooting of the movie is the truth part and the editing of the movie is the lying part, the deceit part

It is not being deceived, but undeceived, that renders us miserable.

Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived.

Out of abysses of Illiteracy, Through labyrinths of Lies, Across wastelands of Disease . . . We advance Out of dead-ends of Poverty, Through wilderness of Superstition, Across barricades of Jim Crowism . . . We advance.

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