Alexis de Tocqueville — French Historian born on July 29, 1805, died on April 16, 1859

Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian best known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution . In both of these, he analyzed the improved living standards and social conditions of individuals, as well as their relationship to the market and state in Western societies. Democracy in America was published after Tocqueville's travels in the United States, and is today considered an early work of sociology and political science... (wikipedia)

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.
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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