George Orwell Money Quotes

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  • The quotes discuss different perspectives on money including its importance, how it impacts behavior and values, and its relationship to work and poverty
  • One quote suggests money has become like a religion or replacement for God for some people
  • Another quote discusses how politicians who are elected tend to be corrupt if voters are accomplices
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earn even ten pounds a week at begging, it would become a respectable profession immediately Quote
 

Money has become the grand test of virtue. By this test beggars fail, and for this they are despised. If one could earn even ten pounds a week at begging, it would become a respectable profession immediately”

 

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Get money, get it legally, and get a lot of it. Money has become the grand test of virtue Quote
 

Get money, get it legally, and get a lot of it. Money has become the grand test of virtue”

 

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unemployed man only worries about losing his wages; work habit in his bones, needs work even more than he needs money Quote
 

“People are wrong when they think that an unemployed man only worries about losing his wages; on the contrary, an illiterate man, with the work habit in his bones, needs work even more than he needs money“

 

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Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work Quote
 

“Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work

 

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Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry Quote
 

“Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry”

 

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Lottery was the principal reason for remaining alive Quote
 

“It was probable that there were some millions of proles for whom the Lottery was the principal if not the only reason for remaining alive. It was their delight, their folly, their anodyne, their intellectual stimulant. Where the Lottery was concerned, even people who could barely read and write seemed capable of intricate calculations and staggering feats of memory”

 

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Money writes books, money sells them. Give me not righteousness O lord, give me money Quote
 

“Money writes books, money sells them. Give me not righteousness, O lord, give me money, only money

 

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Money is what God used to be. Good and evil have no meaning any longer except failure and success. Hence the profoundly significant phrase, to make good Quote
 

Money is what God used to be. Good and evil have no meaning any longer except failure and success. Hence the profoundly significant phrase, to make good” —

 

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Money-worship has been elevated into a religion. Perhaps it is the only real religion - the only felt religion - that is left to us Quote
 

Money-worship has been elevated into a religion. Perhaps it is the only real religion – the only felt religion – that is left to us”

 

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The decalogue has been reduced to two commandments. One for the employers - the elect, the money priesthood as it were - 'Thou shalt make money'; the other for the employed - the slaves and underlings' - 'Thou shalt not lose thy job' Quote
 

“The decalogue has been reduced to two commandments. One for the employers – the elect, the money priesthood as it were – ‘Thou shalt make money‘; the other for the employed – the slaves and underlings’ – ‘Thou shalt not lose thy job.'”

 

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A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims ... but accomplices Quote
 

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims … but accomplices”

 

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Did they know that they were only puppets dancing when money pulled the strings? You bet they didn’t Quote
 

“Did they know that they were only puppets dancing when money pulled the strings? You bet they didn’t”

 

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George Orwell War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it quote
 

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it“

 

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