George Orwell quote about men from 1984 - We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.
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We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.
 George Orwell, 1984 (1949). copy citation

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Author George Orwell
Source 1984
Topic men life human nature
Date 1949
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100021.txt

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“Feebly, without arguments, with nothing to support him except his inarticulate horror of whatO'Brien had said, he returned to the attack.
«I don't know —I don't care. Somehow you will fail. Something will defeat you. Life will defeat you.»
«We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable. Or perhaps you have returned to your old idea that the proletarians or the slaves will arise and overthrow us. Put it out of your mind. They are helpless, like the animals. Humanity is the Party. The others are outside —irrelevant.»” source

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