Quotation Explorer - 'Alexis De Tocqueville'

There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo-Americans...Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world. - Alexis de Tocqueville
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. - Alexis de Tocqueville
The people reign over the American political world as God rules over the universe. It is the cause and the end of all things; everything rises out of it and is absorbed back into it. - Alexis De Tocqueville
Sixty years is too brief a compass for man’s imagination. The incomplete joys of this world can never satisfy his heart. - Alexis de Tocqueville
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colors breaking through. - Alexis De Tocqueville
I have always noticed in politics how often men are ruined by having too good a memory. - Alexis De Tocqueville
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. - Alexis de Tocqueville
It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights the 'right' to education, the 'right' to health care, the 'right' to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery hay and a barn for human cattle. - Alexis de Tocqueville
America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement. - Alexis de Tocqueville
America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. - Alexis de Tocqueville
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. - Alexis de Tocqueville
There is hardly a political question in the United States which doesn't sooner or later turn into a judicial one. - Alexis De Tocqueville
Ainsi donc, en s’alliant à un pouvoir politique, la religion augmente sa puissance sur quelques-uns, et perd l’espérance de régner sur tous. - Alexis de Tocqueville
Egotism fears its own self. - Alexis de Tocqueville
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. - Alexis de Tocqueville
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