"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Alexis de Tocqueville on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Alexis de Tocqueville on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Alexis de Tocqueville on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Alexis de Tocqueville on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."