Alexis De Tocqueville Quotes

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

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The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform

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Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

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The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing

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No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

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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.

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I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

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In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.

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The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing.

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It is shades that clash, not colors.

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The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other

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