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)
Military discipline is merely a perfection of social servitude.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [07/07/2011 07:07:16]
The principle of equality does not destroy the imagination, but lowers its flight to the level of the earth.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The more I view the independence of the press in its principal effects, the more I convince myself that among the moderns the independence of the press is the capital and so to speak the constitutive element of freedom.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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