Aphorisms by author: Alexis de Tocqueville

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.
By theme : Democracy Liberty Philosophy Politics
Remember that life is neither pain nor pleasure; it is serious business, to be entered upon with courage and in a spirit of self-sacrifice.
By theme : Life
In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.
By theme : Politics Society
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
By theme : Liberty Morality
The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform.
By theme : Politics Society State
History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
By theme : History
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