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French Historian and Political scientist. 1805-1859
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In the United States the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.”

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