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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

The nations of our time cannot prevent the conditions of men from becoming equal; but it depends upon themselves whether the principle of equality is to lead them to servitude or freedom, to knowledge or barbarism, to prosperity or to wretchedness.



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French
Les nations de nos jours ne sauraient faire que dans leur sein les conditions ne soient pas égales ; mais il dépend d’elles que l’égalité les conduise à la servitude ou à la liberté, aux lumières ou à la barbarie, à la prospérité ou aux misères.

German
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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Alexis de Tocqueville also said...


Amongst democratic nations, each new generation is a new people.





When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.





Nations do not grow old in the same way that men do. Each generation born within the nation is like a new people.





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.





The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.





He was as great as a man can be without morality.












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