Quotes by Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis Charles-Henri-Maurice Clérel, Viscount de Tocqueville was a French diplomat, political scientist and historian. He was best known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution.

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The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.

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The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.

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In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.

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

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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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