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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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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.
Alexis de Tocqueville




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Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control. ”
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The real democratic progress is not to lower the level of the elite toward that of the crowd, but to raise that of the crowd toward the elite.”
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My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.”
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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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In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.”
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The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.”
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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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