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Alexis de+Tocqueville Quotes

Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it
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#Democracy

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The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money
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#America

Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
By and large the literature of a democracy will never exhibit the order, regularity, skill, and art characteristic of aristocratic literature; formal qualities will be neglected or actually despised. The style will often be strange, incorrect, overburdened, and loose, and almost always strong and bold. Writers will be more anxious to work quickly than to perfect details. Short works will be commoner than long books, wit than erudition, imagination than depth. There will be a rude and untutored vigor of thought with great variety and singular fecundity. Authors will strive to astonish more than to please, and to stir passions rather than to charm taste.
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#Literature #Art

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The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other
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#America

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There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
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#America #French Scientist

Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
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#French Scientist #Democracy

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With much care and skill power has been broken into fragments in the American township, so that the maximum possible number of people have some concern with public affairs
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#Power

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The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
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#Ability #French Scientist

Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
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#French Scientist #Darkness

Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
I have no hesitation in saying that although the American woman never leaves her domestic sphere and is in some respects very dependent within it, nowhere does she enjoy a higher station. And if anyone asks me what I think the chief cause of the extraordinary prosperity and growing power of this nation, I should answer that it is due to the superiority of their women.
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#Women #America

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A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
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#French Scientist #Democracy

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Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith
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#Faith

Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
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#French Scientist

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The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens
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#Democracy

Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
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#French Scientist

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As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?
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#Profits

Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end.
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#Revolutions And Revolutionaries #French Scientist #Revolution

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In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.
Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
#Property #Country

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In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
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#Politicians And Politics #Politics