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I have only to contemplate myself; man comes from nothing, passes through time, and disappears forev...
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
Shall I think that the Creator has made man so as to leave him to debate endlessly in the intellectu...
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
The Americans of the United States do not let their dogs hunt the Indians as do the Spaniards in Mex...
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
As I see it, only God can be all-powerful without danger, because his wisdom and justice are always ...
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
The free worker receives a wage; the slave an education, food, care, clothing; the money that the ma...
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
During my stay in the United States, I witnessed the spontaneous formation of committees in a countr...
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
ALEXIS TOCQUEVILLE
By and large the literature of a democracy will never exhibit the order, regularity, skill, and art ...
ALEXIS TOCQUEVILLE
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with...
ALEXIS TOCQUEVILLE
With much care and skill power has been broken into fragments in the American township, so that the ...
ALEXIS TOCQUEVILLE
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: wh...
ALEXIS TOCQUEVILLE
America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
ALEXIS TOCQUEVILLE
There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and ...
ALEXIS TOCQUEVILLE
Those which we call necessary institutions are simply no more than institutions to which we have bec...
TOCQUEVILLE
Republicans want to keep the open Internet safe from big government. Democrats want to keep it safe ...
ALEXIS OHANIAN
I grew up at a time with androgyny in the 1980s; it was easy to pass under the radar as a gay may.
ALEXIS ARQUETTE
All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to ...
ALEXIS CARREL
Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning.
ALEXIS DUPUY
Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia.
ALEXIS CARREL
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
ALEXIS CARREL
Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
ALEXIS CARREL
The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. ...
ALEXIS CARREL
To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must...
ALEXIS CARREL
Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive
ALEXIS CARREL
Feast of Bartholomew the Apostle If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very not...
ALEXIS CARREL
I think that's what makes life interesting-the evolution of getting older, and it's kinda fascinatin...
ALEXIS BLEDEL
I had to get up run in the morning for 2 hours, go to the gym and also get good opponents as sparrin...
ALEXIS ARGUELLO
I could do what a lot of people are doing and that's sign the best Nicaraguan fighters and then sell...
ALEXIS ARGUELLO
Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that's why our sport is so in the ...
ALEXIS ARGUELLO
Actually punching is a mistake; a heavy hitter will cut you with one shot.
ALEXIS ARGUELLO
I can't say I could do all that they do; they are really motivated.
ALEXIS ADAMJEE
We are pleased to celebrate this achievement with the Navajo Nation. We'll continue to work together...
ALEXIS STRAUSS
Wetlands are a crucial resource for California, where many of our wetlands have been lost to urban a...
ALEXIS STRAUSS
When they tell me one of my old movies is on TV, I don't look at it.
ALEXIS SMITH
Other Florida cities are showing similar price profiles, with the biggest inventory buildup on the s...
ALEXIS MCGEE
We are hoping to get more people to contribute money, so that we can do more things like this.
ALEXIS WILLIAMS
State law generally requires the city to indemnify and defend city employees in litigation arising o...
ALEXIS TRUCHAN
Well, I tell young people to be successful today that, first of all, that what you learn today direc...
ALEXIS HERMAN
I thought the school would never be done.
ALEXIS GORDON
It gets kinda monotonous, but that's television. There are plus sides and down sides. The positive s...
ALEXIS BLEDEL
A lot of girls ask for advice on how to get into acting, and I'm kind of the worst person to ask, be...
ALEXIS BLEDEL
The white dogs with black spots were the worst. It wasn't so much their aggression; other dogs were ...
ANDRé ALEXIS
The German government has taken energetic measures against the propagation of the defective, the men...
ALEXIS CARREL
He was gorgeous yesterday, kneeling and burnished and kind of a fantasy. And he’s still gorgeous t...
ALEXIS HALL
Status quo just means that everyone's doing it. It doesn't mean that this was divinely ordai...
ALEXIS OHANIAN
I could do what a lot of people are doing and that's sign the best Nicaraguan fighters and then ...
ALEXIS ARGUELLO
You have to be a model and multifaceted, but there's not a lot of ways for a model to be multifa...
KIM ALEXIS
Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, th...
ALEXIS CARREL
I think we're all fascinated and a little mystified by how the brain works. One of the most myst...
ALEXIS DENISOF
I used to waterski on the Niagara River.
KIM ALEXIS
Our research has always shown a correlation between foreclosures and a flattening home price appreci...
ALEXIS MCGEE
The average wage gain has been approximately 3.8 percent. That has been very consistent for this yea...
ALEXIS HERMAN
I'm one of those people that can't get close to someone in fear of losing them
ALEXIS PAGE
I never interrupt people when they're speaking because I know only too well how annoying it is. But ...
ALEXIS HALL
To progress again, man must remake himself. And he cannot remake himself without suffering. For he i...
ALEXIS CARREL
Comforts and syphilis are the greatest enemies of mankind.
ALEXIS CARREL