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16 Famous Quotes by Alexis de Tocqueville
7/29/1805 - 4/16/1859
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Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville
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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.

Socialism Quotes, by Alexis de Tocqueville

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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.

Aristocracy Quotes, by Alexis de Tocqueville

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The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing

Native americans Quotes, by Alexis de Tocqueville

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The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.

Press Quotes, by Alexis de Tocqueville

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Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.

Politics / government Quotes, by Alexis de Tocqueville

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History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

History Quotes, by Alexis de Tocqueville

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He was as great as a man can be without morality.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexis de Tocqueville

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History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexis de Tocqueville

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In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexis de Tocqueville

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Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing.

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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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There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one.

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