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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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I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
Alexis de Tocqueville




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All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green,”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy
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A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice.”
Karl Popper - Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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True art is creation, and creation is beyond all theories.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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It is the theory that decides what can be observed.”
Albert Einstein
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If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.”
Albert Einstein
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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.”
Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America
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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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Nations do not grow old in the same way that men do. Each generation born within the nation is like a new people.”
Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America
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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.”
Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America
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The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.”
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