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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

Life is to be entered upon with courage.




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Quotes about life:


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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There is more to life than increasing its speed.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
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Quotes for: courage


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Quotes about courage:


Have courage to use your own reason!
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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.
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The courage of Truth, the belief in the power of the spirit, is the first condition of philosophical study.
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
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Amongst democratic nations, each new generation is a new people.
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Die Nationen unserer Tage vermögen an der Gleichheit der gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen nichts mehr zu ändern; von ihnen aber hängt es nun ab, ob die Gleichheit sie zur Knechtschaft oder zur Freiheit führt, zu Bildung oder Barbarei, zu Wohlstand oder Elend.
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Nations do not grow old in the same way that men do. Each generation born within the nation is like a new people.
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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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