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" But if an American were condemned to confine his activity to his own affairs, he would be robbed of one half of his existence; he would feel an immense void in the life which he is accustomed to lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable. "
The Life and Public Services of Justin Smith Morrill - Page 36
by William Belmont Parker - 1924 - 378 pages
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Democracy in America, Volume 1

Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy - 1839
...within the exact limits of a wholesome egotism, marked out by four sunk fences and a quickset hedge. But if an American were condemned to confine his activity...to lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable.* I am persuaded that if ever a despotic government is establish. ed in America, it will find it more...
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Democracy in America: In Relation to Political Institutions

Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy - 1850 - 460 pages
...within the exact limits of a wholesome egotism, marked out by four sunk fences and a quickset hedge. But if an American were condemned to confine his activity...to lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable.* I am persuaded that if ever a despotic government is established in America, it will find it more difficult...
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The Republic of the United States of America: And Its Political Institutions ...

Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy - 1851 - 875 pages
...within the exact limits of a wholesome egotism, marked out by four sunk fences and a quickset hedge. But if an American were condemned to confine his activity...to lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable.* I am persuaded that if ever a despotic government is established in America, it will find it more difficult...
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American Institutions and Their Influence

Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy - 1854 - 460 pages
...within the exact limits of a wholesome egotism, marked out by four sunk fences and a quickset hedge. But if an American were condemned to confine his activity...to lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable.* I am persuaded that if ever a despotic government is established in America, it will find it more difficult...
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Democracy in America, Volume 15

Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy - 1899
...an American were condemned to confine his activity to his own affairs, he would be robbed of onehalf of his existence ; he would feel an immense void in...to lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable.^ I am persuaded that, if ever a despotic government is established in America, it will find it more...
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Democracy in America, Volume 1

Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy - 1862 - 522 pages
...within the exact limits of a wholesome egotism, marked out by four sunk fences and a quickset hedge. But if an American were condemned to confine his activity...accustomed to lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable.1 I am persuaded that if ever a despotic government is established in America, it will find...
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Democracy In America -- Vol. 1

Alexis De Tocqueville - 1863
...American were condemned to confine his activity to his own affairs, he would be robbed of one hah0 of his existence ; he would feel an immense void in...to lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable,* I am persuaded, that, if ever a despotism should be established in America, it will be more difficult...
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Democracy in America, Volume 1

Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy - 1875
...American were condemned to confine his activity to his own affairs, he would be robbed of one-half of his existence ; he would feel an immense void in...accustomed to lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable.1 I am persuaded that, if ever a despotic government is established in America, it will...
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American Ideals

Norman Foerster, William Whatley Pierson - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1917 - 326 pages
...within the exact limits of a wholesome egotism, marked out by four sunk fences and a quickset hedge. But if an American were condemned to confine his activity...to lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable. I am persuaded that if 'ever a despotic government is established in America, it will find it more...
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The Jacksonian Persuasion: Politics and Belief

Marvin Meyers - History - 1960 - 302 pages
...American were condemned to confine his activity to his own affairs, he would be robbed of one-half of his existence; he would feel an immense void in...lead, and his wretchedness would be unbearable."* It is not, then, political apathy which tames the American; instead he shapes the quality of his political...
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