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 :: 1805-1859, French Social Philosopher

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In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Taxes and Taxation]

 

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Trade is the natural enemy of all violent passions. Trade loves moderation, delights in compromise, and is most careful to avoid anger. It is patient, supple, and insinuating, only resorting to extreme measures in cases of absolute necessity. Trade makes men independent of one another and gives them a high idea of their personal importance: it leads them to want to manage their own affairs and teaches them to succeed therein. Hence it makes them inclined to liberty but disinclined to revolution.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Trade]

 

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There are two things which will always be very difficult for a democratic nation: to start a war and to end it.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [War]

 

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In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Politicians and Politics]

 

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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?
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Profits]

 

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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.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Property]

 

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I am obliged to confess that I do not regard the abolition of slavery as a means of warding off the struggle of the two races in the Southern states. The Negroes may long remain slaves without complaining; but if they are once raised to the level of freemen, they will soon revolt at being deprived of almost all their civil rights; and as they cannot become the equals of the whites, they will speedily show themselves as enemies.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Race and Racism]

 

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The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Reform]

 

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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.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Religion]

 

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Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Republican]

 

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In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Revolutions and Revolutionaries]

 

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It is almost never when a state of things is the most detestable that it is smashed, but when, beginning to improve, it permits men to breathe, to reflect, to communicate their thoughts with each other, and to gauge by what they already have the extent of their rights and their grievances. The weight, although less heavy, seems then all the more unbearable.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Revolutions and Revolutionaries]

 

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Not only does democracy make every man forget his ancestors, but also clouds their view of their descendants and isolates them from their contemporaries. Each man is for ever thrown back on himself alone, and there is danger that he may be shut up in the solitude of his own heart.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Isolation]

 

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The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Language]

 

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Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Law and Lawyers]

 

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The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Law and Lawyers]

 

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By and large the literature of a democracy will never exhibit the order, regularity, skill, and art characteristic of aristocratic literature; formal qualities will be neglected or actually despised. The style will often be strange, incorrect, overburdened, and loose, and almost always strong and bold. Writers will be more anxious to work quickly than to perfect details. Short works will be commoner than long books, wit than erudition, imagination than depth. There will be a rude and untutored vigor of thought with great variety and singular fecundity. Authors will strive to astonish more than to please, and to stir passions rather than to charm taste.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Literature]

 

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Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Management]

 

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Though it is very important for man as an individual that his religion should be true, that is not the case for society. Society has nothing to fear or hope from another life; what is most important for it is not that all citizens profess the true religion but that they should profess religion.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Multiculturalism]

 

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Born often under another sky, placed in the middle of an always moving scene, himself driven by the irresistible torrent which draws all about him, the American has no time to tie himself to anything, he grows accustomed only to change, and ends by regarding it as the natural state of man. He feels the need of it, more he loves it; for the instability; instead of meaning disaster to him, seems to give birth only to miracles all about him.
~ Alexis De Tocqueville - [Opportunity]

 

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