25+ Best Animal Farm Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Profoundly inspirational Animal Farm quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Animal Farm Quotes

The distinguishing mark of man is the hand, the instrument with which he does all his mischief. — George Orwell

I have no wish to take life, not even human life. — George Orwell

Let’s face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. — George Orwell

Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever. — George Orwell

They had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes. — George Orwell

Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than just ribbons? — George Orwell

The only good human being is a dead one. — George Orwell

Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments. — George Orwell

No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be? — George Orwell

This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half. — George Orwell

Man serves the interests of no creature except himself. — George Orwell

Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers. — George Orwell

Only old Benjamin professed to remember every detail of his long life and to know that things never had been, nor ever could be much better or much worse–hunger, hardship, and disappointment being, so he said, the unalterable law of life. — George Orwell

If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. — George Orwell

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. — George Orwell

Four legs good, two legs bad. — George Orwell

His answer to every problem, every setback was I will work harder! —which he had adopted as his personal motto. — George Orwell

Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself. — George Orwell

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. — George Orwell

All men are enemies. All animals are comrades. — George Orwell

There, comrades, is the answer to all our problems. It is summed up in a single word– Man. — George Orwell

Windmill or no windmill, life would go on as it had always gone on – that is, badly. — George Orwell

Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey. — George Orwell

Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure! — George Orwell

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. — George Orwell