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)
In towns it is impossible to prevent men from assembling, getting excited together and forming sudden passionate resolves. Towns are like great meeting houses with all the inhabitants as members. In them the people wield immense influence over their magistrates and often carry their desires into execution without intermediaries.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Democratic communities have a natural taste for freedom: left to themselves they will seek it, cherish it, and view any deprivation of it with regret. But for equality their passion is ardent, insatiable, incessant, invincible: they call for equality in freedom; and if they cannot obtain that, they still call for equality in slavery.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Democracy does not create strong ties between people. But it does make living together easier.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor; as such differences become less, it grows feeble; and when they disappear, it will vanish too.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [07/07/2011 07:07:12]

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