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Alexis de Tocqueville

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Biography - Alexis de Tocqueville:

French diplomat, political scientist and historian.
Born: 1805 - Died: 1859
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

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Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville




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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.”
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”
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What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.”
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The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.”
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He was as great as a man can be without morality.”
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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.”
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Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.”
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