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Letter "A" » Alexis de Tocqueville Quotes
«Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.»
«By obliging men to turn their attention to other affairs then their own, it rubs off that private selfishness which is the rust of society»
«Countries, therefore, when lawmaking falls exclusively to the lot of the poor cannot hope for much economy in public expenditure; expenses will always be considerable, either because taxes cannot touch those who vote for them or because they are asse»
«We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.»
«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.»
«The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.»
«No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.»
«There are two things which will always be very difficult for a democratic nation: to start a war and to end it.»
«Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.»
«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.»