George Orwell quote about life from Animal Farm - Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short.
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Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short.
 George Orwell, Animal Farm (1945). copy citation

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Author George Orwell
Source Animal Farm
Topic life misery labor shortness
Date 1945
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100011h.html

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“I have had a long life, I have had much time for thought as I lay alone in my stall, and I think I may say that I understand the nature of life on this earth as well as any animal now living. It is about this that I wish to speak to you.
'Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life of ours? Let us face it, our lives are miserable, laborious and short. We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty.” source

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