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 no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Remember that life is neither pain nor pleasure; it is serious business, to be entered upon with courage and in a spirit of self-sacrifice.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Righteous women in their circle of influence,
beginning in the home, can turn the world around.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am deeply convinced that any permanent, regular administrative system whose aim is to provide for the needs of the poor will breed more miseries than it can cure, will deprave the population that it wants to help and comfort, will dry up the sources of savings, will stop the accumulation of capital, will retard the development of trade, and will benumb human industry.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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