The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.

George Orwell (1903-1950) English writer [pseud. of Eric Arthur Blair]
(Attributed)
Added on 15-Jul-16 | Last updated 15-Jul-16
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  1. Tim Mattock says:

    Fact checkers have deemed this quote to be false. Please could somebody clarify where he actually said this. Or whether it is a fake attribution. I personally quite annoyed such a good statement can be branded fake because they cant actually find where it is sourced

    • Dave says:

      Well, when I originally enter it, I couldn’t find a source (thus the “(Attributed)”).

      Ultimately, though, the strength and validity of a citation is based on whether there is a documented source where the person said it, secondarily if it “fits” the person it is attributed to. I’m still not able to find any definitive place where Orwell said this. That, coupled with the Wikiquote analysis, inclines me to relabel this as spurious.

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