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Alexis de Tocqueville

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"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies." History 3.9 avg (11 votes)
"Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith." Faith, Liberty, Morality 3.9 avg (20 votes)
"The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other." America, Christianity, Liberty 3.8 avg (17 votes)
"Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom." America, Freedom 3.7 avg (12 votes)
"A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it." Democracy, Economics 3.6 avg (8 votes)
"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." Democracy, Ideas 3.5 avg (2 votes)
"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." Religion 3.4 avg (9 votes)
"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." Religion 3.3 avg (6 votes)
"It is the dissimilarities and inequalities among men which give rise to the notion of honor; as such differences become less, it grows feeble; and when they disappear, it will vanish too." Honor 3.3 avg (4 votes)
"In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships." Politics 3.2 avg (5 votes)
"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." America, Change 2.8 avg (4 votes)
"The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle." America 2.0 avg (1 votes)
"Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort." Miscellaneous 0 avg (0 votes)
"Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves." Miscellaneous 0 avg (0 votes)

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