Alexis de Tocqueville Quote


Alexis de Tocqueville
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Variant translation: When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness. - Democracy in America, Volume II (1840)
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As the past has ceased to throw its light upon the future, the mind of man wanders in obscurity.  - Alexis de Tocqueville
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Alexis de Tocqueville
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Notes for a Speech on Socialism (1848)

Alexis de Tocqueville
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Born: July 29, 1805

Died: April 16, 1859 (aged 53)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Historian

Bio: Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. In both of these works, he explored the effects of the rising equality of social conditions on the individual and the state in western societies.

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