We do not merely destroy our enemies, we change them. Do you understand what I mean by that?
If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.
Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.
The Rougiers earned about a hundred francs a week, and by strict economy managed to be always half starved and half drunk.
It is deliberate policy to keep even the favoured groups somewhere near the brink of hardship, because a general state of scarcity increases the importance of small privileges and thus magnifies the distinction between one group and another.
A not unblack dog was chasing a not unsmall rabbit across a not ungreen field.