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Alexis de Tocqueville
(1805-1879) born on
Jul 29
French scientist, historian, politician. He is best-known for "Democracy in America," 4 vol., 1835-40, a perceptive analysis of the political and social system of the U.S. in early 19th C.
         
   
F
America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement. . . . No natural boundary seems to be set to the efforts of man; and in his eyes, what is not yet done is only what he has not yet attempted to

R
Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort.
A
In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end.
N
The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
K
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Democracy in America," 1840.
R: "Democracy in America," vol. 2, pt. 3, ch. 21, 1840.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: "Democracy in America," vol. 2, pt. 3, ch. 21, 1840.
   


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