"There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Alexis de Tocqueville on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Alexis de Tocqueville on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Alexis de Tocqueville on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Alexis de Tocqueville on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Alexis de Tocqueville on Joseph Stalin
"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."