"When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Alexis de Tocqueville on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Alexis de Tocqueville on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Alexis de Tocqueville on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Alexis de Tocqueville on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Alexis de Tocqueville on William Shakespeare
"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."