Author:Alexis De Tocqueville
Topics:Quotes about Education

Quote by Alexis de Tocqueville : “I follow the course marked”

I follow the course marked out by my principles and, what is more, enjoy a deep and noble pleasure in following it. You deeply despise the human race, at least our part of it; you think it not only fallen but incapable of ever rising again… For my part, as I feel neither the right nor the wish to entertain such opinions of my species and my country, I think it is not necessary to despair of them. In my opinion, human societies, like individuals, amount to something only in liberty…And God forbid that my mind should ever be crossed by the thought that it is necessary to despair of success… You will allow me to have less confidence in your teaching than in the goodness and justice of God. – Alexis de Tocqueville