Sunday, September 17, 2006


More dT

Here's a few good one-liners (some are a bit a little more lengthy) from Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America":

The gifts of intellect proceed directly from God, and man cannot prevent their unequal distribution.

There is in fact, a manly and lawful passion for equality which incited men to wish all to powerful and honored. This passion tends to elevate the humble to the rank of the great; but there exists also in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which imples the weak to attempt to lower the powerful to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom.

"The will of the nation" is one of those phrases which have been most largely abused by the wily and the despotic of every age.

Nice quotes.
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