The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Can it be believed that democracy which has overthrown the feudal system and vanquished kings will retreat before tradesmen and capitalists?
~Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
It is not good to announce every truth.
~Alexis de Tocqueville, Oeuvres (B), vol. 7, Nouvelle Correspondance