"War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength."
"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
"The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history."
"Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it."
"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them."
"The best books... are those that tell you what you know already."
"Big Brother is Watching You."
"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought."
"Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me."
"All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting."