"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."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Alexis de Tocqueville on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Alexis de Tocqueville on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Alexis de Tocqueville on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Alexis de Tocqueville on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Alexis de Tocqueville on Albert Camus
"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."