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- Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.
- We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
- The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
- Life is to be entered upon with courage.
- 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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- Tkucukcan: following alexis de tocqueville: a conversation with historian and biographer olivier zunz
- Merrillmarkoe: just reading alexis de tocqueville who warned in 1850 that modern democracy might create new forms of tyranny via 'the selfishness of individualism' where we are so enamored by 'a relaxed love of present enjoyments' that' we lose interest in the future of our descendants.' ahem.
- Justthi30117912: 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. alexis de tocqueville 1848.
- Returnofthewawa: im rereading democracy in america by alexis de tocqueville hes french. you know what one of the things he beought with him to america was?
- Vpalsmith33: increasingly open that my early doubts may look silly, "the greatness of america lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation but rather in her ability to repair her faults," alexis de tocqueville. from a classic of american poli sci, the politics of attention: