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 main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I considered mores to be one of the great general causes responsible for the maintenance of a democratic republic . . . the term "mores" . . . meaning . . . habits of the heart.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is an axiom of political science in the United States that the sole means of neutralizing the effects of newspapers is to multiply their number.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the United States the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their ownMore Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Americans never use the word peasant, because they have no idea of the class which that term denotes; the ignorance of more remote ages, the simplicity of rural life, and the rusticity of the villager have not been preserved among them; and they are alike unacquainted with the virtues, the vices, the coarse habits, and the simple graces of an early stage of civilization.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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