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George O



    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.

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    Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

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    We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.

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    Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.

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    Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

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    Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.

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    To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.

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    An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.

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    Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper

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    Taxes have gone up, spending has gone up, waste of government money has vastly increased, and I think people will say he frittered away a very strong economic inheritance.

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    The aim of the High is to remain where they are. The aim of the Middle is to change places with the High. The aim of the Low, when they have an aim -- for it is an abiding characteristic of the Low that they are too much crushed by drudgery to be more than intermittenly conscious of anything outside their daily lives -- is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal.

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    [* European Tour chief George O'Grady described the concept of women playing in men's golf events as a gimmick yesterday.] We are not totally against ladies playing by invitation, we don't see much point in it, ... It's just a gimmick. It's not something we are actively promoting.

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    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.

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    150 years ago you weren't alive but you weren't dead either.

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    Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society; once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other.

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    Man compared to nature is a woman.

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    A man receiving charity always hates his benefactor- it is a fixed characteristic of human nature

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    But the thing that I saw in your face no power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst shatters the crystal spirit.

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