Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
If [pacifists] imagine that one can somehow "overcome" the German army by lying on one's back, let them go on imagining it, but let them also wonder occasionally whether this is not an illusion due to security, too much money and a simple ignorance of the way in which things actually happen.
If there was hope, it must lie in the proles, because only there, in those swarming disregarded masses, 85 per cent of the population of Oceania, could the force to destroy the Party ever be generated.
There was a sort of calculating ferocity in the boy's eye, a quite evident desire to hit or kick Winston and a consciousness of being very nearly big enough to do so.
The attitude of the Indian millionaires was similar. Gandhi called upon them to repent, and naturally they preferred him to the Socialists and Communists who, given the chance, would actually have taken their money away.
Society is wrong somewhere at the root.
In practice the democratic ‘revolutionary' type of discipline is more reliable than might be expected.
We do not merely destroy our enemies, we change them.
The average man is not directly interested in politics, and when he reads he wants the current struggles of the world to be translated into a simple story about individuals.