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)
The position of the Americans is quite exceptional, and it may be believed that no democratic people will ever be placed in a similar one.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As for me, I am deeply a democrat; this is why I am in no way a socialist. Democracy and socialism cannot go together. You can't have it both ways... socialism is a new form of slavery.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Even despots accept the excellence of liberty. The simple truth is that they wish to keep it for themselves and promote the idea that no one else is at all worthy of it. Thus, our opinion
of liberty does not reveal our differences but the relative value which we place on our fellow man. We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man's support for absolute government is
in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The French constitute the most brilliant and the most dangerous nation in Europe and the best qualified in turn to become an object of admiration, hatred, pity or terror but never indifference.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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