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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

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.



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French
En politique, la communauté des haines fait presque toujours le fond des amitiés.




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If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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It is the fool's misfortune to fail in obtaining the position, the employment, the neighbourhood, and the circle of friends that suit him.
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Quotes for: politics


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In affairs of state the principles and the foundations must be truth and justice.
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My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
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Politics have no relation to morals.
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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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