Die Stärke Amerikas liegt nicht darin, dass es erhabener ist als andere Länder, sondern in der Fähigkeit, die eigenen Fehler zu korrigieren.
The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.AmerikaAlexis de Tocqueville
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.Alexis de Tocqueville
In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.Alexis de Tocqueville
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.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.Alexis de Tocqueville