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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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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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