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Alexis de Tocqueville

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The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

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America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

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I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.

— Alexis de Tocqueville


Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

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History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

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Society was cut in two: those who had nothing united in common envy; those who had anything united in common terror.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

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I am unaware of his plans but I shall never stop believing in them because I cannot fathom them and I prefer to mistrust my own intellectual capacities than his justice.

— Alexis de Tocqueville


everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure

— Alexis de Tocqueville

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The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

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The happy and powerful do not go into exile, and there are no surer guarantees of equality among men than poverty and misfortune.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

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In the case of Algeria the Port of Algiers and the control over the Strait of Gibraltar were considered by Tocqueville to be particular valuable. Even though in his 1841 report on Algeria Tocqueville admitted that Bugeaud succeeded in implementing a technique of war that enabled him to defeat Abd al-Qadir's resistance and applauded him on one hand he opposed on the other hand the conquest of Kabylie in his first Letter about Algeria (1837). A career in politics is closed to him for he has offended the only power that holds the keys.

He retired from political life after Louis Napoléon Bonaparte's 2 December 1851 coup and thereafter began work on The Old Regime and the Revolution Volume I. Democracy in America (1835) his major work publiAlexis de Tocquevilled after his travels in the United States is today considered an early work of sociology and political science. Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (French: [alɛksi(s) ʃaʁl ɑ̃ʁi kleʁɛl də tɔkvil]; 29 July 1805 – 16 April 1859) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856).

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