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)
Nothing is so dangerous as that of violence employed by well-meaning people for beneficial objects.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The more government takes the place of associations, the more will individuals lose the idea of forming associations and need the government to come to their help. That is a vicious circle of cause and effect.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [07/07/2011 07:07:04]
In democracies, nothing is more great or more brilliant than commerce: it attracts the attention of the public, and fills the imagination of the multitude; all energetic passions are directed towards it.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is above all in the present democratic age that the true friends of liberty and human grandeur must remain constantly vigilant and ready to prevent the social power from lightly sacrificing the particular rights of a few individuals to the general execution of its designs. In such times there is no citizen so obscure that it is not very dangerous to allow him to be oppressed, and there are no individual rights so unimportant that they can be sacrificed to arbitrariness with impunity.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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