Date of birth: 1805-07-29
Date of death: 1859-04-16
Quotes number: 43
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say "Gentlemen" to the person with whom he is conversing.
As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?
Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort.
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.
Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.
He was as great as a man can be without morality.
History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.