Alexis de Tocqueville

A political thinker and historian.

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5 quotations — 2 Funny, 3 Serious.

  1. Democracy: The tyranny of the majority.
  2. In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.

  3. As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: “How much money will it bring in?”.
  4. There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult: to begin a war and to end one.
  5. What is not yet done is only what we have not yet attempted to do.