Alexis de tocqueville Quotes

"A decline of public morals in the United States will probably be marked...

"A decline of public morals in the United States will probably be marked by the abuse of the power of Impeachment as a means of crushing political adversaries or ejecting them from public office"---Alexis De Tocqueville 1853
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"The American Republic will endure until the d...

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money" - Alexis de Tocqueville
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The Majority lives in the perpetual practice of self-applause, and ...

The Majority lives in the perpetual practice of self-applause, and there are certain truths which the Americans can only learn from strangers or from experience - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America.
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The greatness of America lies not in being more e...

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults. -- Alexis de Tocqueville
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"America is great because she is good. ...

"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." - Alexis de Tocqueville
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To live in freedom, one must grow ...

To live in freedom, one must grow used to a life full of agitation, change, and danger. Alexis de Tocqueville
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"It is easier for the world to...

"It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth." - Alexis de Tocqueville.
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"What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should no...

"What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class." - Alexis de Tocqueville
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"America is great because she is good. ...

"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." -Alexis de Tocqueville
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Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure. The des...

Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure. The desires, the repinings, the sorrows, and the joys of the present time lead to nothing visible or permanent, like the passions of old men, which terminate in impotence. - Alexis de Tocqueville
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β€œNothing is more wonderful than the art of be...

β€œNothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.” -- Alexis de Tocqueville (1840)
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"In every democracy, the pe...

"In every democracy, the people get the government they deserve." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
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"The American is the E...

"The American is the Englishman left to himself." --Alexis de Tocqueville
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"It is not necessary to do violence to such a people in order to strip them of the right...

"It is not necessary to do violence to such a people in order to strip them of the rights they enjoy; they themselves willingly loosen their hold...they neglect their chief business which is to remain their own masters." -- Alexis de Tocqueville's observations on America
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The American Republic will endure until the d...

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money - Alexis de Tocqueville
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"There are many men of principle in b...

"There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle."-Alexis de Tocqueville
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"The principle of equality does not destro...

"The principle of equality does not destroy the imagination, but lowers its flight to the level of the earth." Alexis De Tocqueville
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The American Republic will endure until the d...

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money - Alexis de Tocqueville
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Evils which are patiently endured when they seem ...

Evils which are patiently endured when they seem inevitable become intolerable when once the idea of escape from them is suggested.Alexis de Tocqueville,
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The American Republic will endure until the d...

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money - Alexis de Tocqueville
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The American Republic will endure until the d...

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money - Alexis de Tocqueville
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β€œHistory is a gallery of pictures ...

β€œHistory is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville
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