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Letter "A" » Alexis de Tocqueville Quotes
«There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.»
«Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.»
«Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.»
«Two things in America are astonishing: the changeableness of most human behavior and the strange stability of certain principles. Men are constantly on the move, but the spirit of humanity seems almost unmoved.»
«If ever America undergoes great revolutions, they will be brought about by the presence of the black race on the soil of the United States.»
«I must say that I have seen Americans make great and real sacrifices to the public welfare; and have noticed a hundred instances in which they hardly ever failed to lend faithful support to one another.»
«The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed, seeming to be dragged rather than to march, to the intended goal. Something of this sort must, I think, always happen in public democratic assemblies.»
«The principle of equality does not destroy the imagination, but lowers its flight to the level of the earth.»
«All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.»
«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.»