Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on August 10, 2013

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… is from page 92 of Vol. 1 of the 1980 Knopf edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America:

It profits me but little, after all, that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life….

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