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)
It is easy to see that, even in the freedom of early youth, an American girl never quite loses control of herself; she enjoys all permitted pleasures without losing her head about any of them, and her reason never lets the reins go, though it may often seem to let them flap.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [07/07/2011 07:07:31]
An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say 'Gentlemen' to the person with whom he is conversing.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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