Alexis De Tocqueville
He was as great as a man can be without morality.
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The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.
History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
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.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
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.
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.
A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
I've never been to a race car race before.
Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.
You have a strange relationship with calamity when you're a writer: you write about it as an artist, you objectify and fetishize it. You render life into material, and that's a creepy thing to do.
The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
Knowledge about the economy, ideas about capitalism and government, the future of the world and geopolitics were things I was never really interested in.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.