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Alexis de Tocqueville

Quote of Alexis de Tocqueville - There are two things which a...


Biography - Alexis de Tocqueville:

French diplomat, political scientist and historian.
Born: 1805 - Died: 1859
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it.



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French
Il y a deux choses qu'un peuple démocratique aura toujours beaucoup de peine à faire : commencer la guerre et la finir.

German
Es gibt zwei Dinge, die ein demokratisches Volk immer außerordentlich schwierig finden wird – einen Krieg anfangen und ihn beenden.




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Quotes for: war


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Quotes about war:


There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
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War is sweet to those who have no experience of it,
but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach.

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At the bottom of all patriotism there is war: that is why I am no patriot.
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War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
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Whatever makes for cultural development is working also against war.
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In time of war the laws are silent.
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Quotes for: Democracy


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Quotes for: Democracy


Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control.
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The real democratic progress is not to lower the level of the elite toward that of the crowd, but to raise that of the crowd toward the elite.
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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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Amongst democratic nations, each new generation is 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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Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
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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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