"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."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Alexis de Tocqueville on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Alexis de Tocqueville on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Alexis de Tocqueville on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Alexis de Tocqueville on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Alexis de Tocqueville on Mahatma Gandhi
"Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves."
"We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects."
"The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality."
"Life is to be entered upon with courage."
"Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
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