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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

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



Note 

Note



"And do not say that it is too late to try; nations do not grow old in the same way that men do. Each generation born within the nation is like a new people who comes to offer itself to the hand of the law-maker."


Source: Democracy in America

Wikisource - Alexis de Tocqueville - De la démocratie en Amérique (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Les nations ne vieillissent point de la même manière que les hommes. Chaque génération qui naît dans leur sein est comme un peuple nouveau.

German
Die Völker altern nicht auf die gleiche Art wie die Menschen. Jede neue Generation, die in ihrem Schoß geboren wird, gleicht einem neuen Volk.




See also 

See also...



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.





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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