50 Quotes from Animal Farm
1. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
2. "Four legs good, two legs bad."
3. "Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than just ribbons?"
4. "Man is the only creature that consumes without producing."
5. "Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on--that is, badly."
6. "If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
7. ""No sentimentality, comrade!" cried Snowball from whose wounds the blood was still dripping. "War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.""
8. "Man serves the interests of no creature except himself."
9. "All men are enemies. All animals are comrades."
10. "He would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies."
11. "Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers."
12. "The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth."
13. "Such were her thoughts, though she lacked the words to express them."
14. "Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for YOUR sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples. "
15. "Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life of ours? Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short."
16. "And remember also that in fighting against man we must not come to resemble him. "
17. "The truest happiness, he said, lay in working hard and living frugally."
18. "All the habits of Man are evil. And, above all, no animal must ever tyrannise over his own kind. "
19. "There, comrades, is the answer to all our problems. It is summed up in a single word-- Man."
20. "At first they pretended to laugh to scorn the idea of animals managing a farm for themselves."
21. "Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers. No animal must ever kill any other animal. All animals are equal."
22. "Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend."
23. "Nobody stole, nobody grumbled over his rations, the quarreling and biting and jealousy which had been normal features of life in the old days had almost disappeared."
24. "Ribbons,” he said, “should be considered as clothes, which are the mark of a human being. All animals should go naked."
25. "These scenes of terror and slaughter were not what they had looked forward to on that night when old Major first stirred them to rebellion."
26. "Never listen when they tell you that Man and the animals have a common interest, that the prosperity of the one is the prosperity of the others. It is all lies."
27. "The distinguishing mark of man is the hand, the instrument with which he does all his mischief."
28. "Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer—except, of course, for the pigs and the dogs."
29. "The vote was taken at once, and it was agreed by an overwhelming majority that rats were comrades."
30. "In the old days there had often been scenes of bloodshed equally terrible, but it seemed to all of them that it was far worse now that it was happening among themselves."
31. "Whenever anything went wrong it became usual to attribute it to Snowball."
32. "In his speeches, Squealer would talk with the tears rolling down his cheeks of Napoleon's wisdom the goodness of his heart, and the deep love he bore to all animals everywhere, even and especially the unhappy animals who still lived in ignorance and slavery on other farms."
33. "A bird’s wing, comrades,” he said, “is an organ of propulsion and not of manipulation. It should therefore be regarded as a leg. The distinguishing mark of man is the HAND, the instrument with which he does all his mischief."
34. "Their lives now, they reasoned, were hungry and laborious; was it not right and just that a better world should exist somewhere else?"
35. "And so the tale of confessions and executions went on, until there was a pile of corpses lying before Napoleon's feet and the air was heavy with the smell of blood, which had been unknown there since the expulsion of Jones."
36. "Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure. On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility."
37. "They had thought the Fifth Commandment was "No animal shall drink alcohol," but there were two words that they had forgotten. Actually the Commandment read: "No animal shall drink alcohol TO EXCESS."
38. "He is dead. I had no intention of doing that. I forgot that I was wearing iron shoes. Who will believe that I did not do this on purpose?."
39. "Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever."
40. "A few animals still felt faintly doubtful, but Squealer asked them shrewdly, "Are you certain that this is not something that you have dreamed, comrades? Have you any record of such a resolution? Is it written down anywhere?" And since it was certainly true that nothing of the kind existed in writing, the animals were satisfied that they had been mistaken."
41. "Whatever happened she would remain faithful, work hard, carry out the orders that were given to her, and accept the leadership of Napoleon. But still, it was not for this that she and all the other animals had hoped and toiled."
42. "There was no thought of rebellion or disobedience in her mind. She knew that, even as things were, they were far better off than they had been in the days of Jones, and that before all else it was needful to prevent the return of the human beings."
43. "Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer — except, of course, for the pigs and the dogs."
44. "Muriel read the Commandment for her. It ran: "No animal shall kill any other animal WITHOUT CAUSE." Somehow or other, the last two words had slipped out of the animals' memory. But they saw now that the Commandment had not been violated; for clearly there was good reason for killing the traitors who had leagued themselves with Snowball."
45. "And remember, comrades, your resolution must never falter. No argument must lead you astray."
46. "His answer to every problem, every setback was “I will work harder!” —which he had adopted as his personal motto."
47. "Then the sheep broke out into a tremendous bleating of "Four legs good, two legs bad!" which went on for nearly a quarter of an hour and put an end to any chance of discussion."
48. "Until now the animals had been about equally divided in their sympathies, but in a moment Snowball’s eloquence had carried them away."
49. "Bravery is not enough. Loyalty and obedience are more important"
50. "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."
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