Alexis De Tocqueville

Alexis De Tocqueville

was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856)
I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. As far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [07/07/2011 07:07:29]
Any measure that establishes legal charity on a permanent basis and gives it an administrative form thereby creates an idle and lazy class, living at the expense of the industrial and working class.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singingMore Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am unaware of his plans but I shall never stop believing in them because I cannot fathom them and I prefer to mistrust my own intellectual capacities than his justice.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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