"Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Alexis de Tocqueville on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Alexis de Tocqueville on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Alexis de Tocqueville on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Alexis de Tocqueville on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Alexis de Tocqueville on Dalai Lama
"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."
"Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."