“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish a dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”

O’Brien in George Orwell’s 1984

Quote Number: 1098

Source: Orwell, George. 1984. Signet Classics: New York. July 1950. Pg 263.

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