Sunday, July 30, 2006

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

A friend just sent me this quote from Democracy in America. It is worth sharing.

"As for me, I shall not hesitate to say it: although in the United States the woman scarcely leaves the domestic circle and is in certain respects very dependent within it, nowhere does her position seem higher to me; and now that I approach the end of this book where I have shown so many considerable things done by Americans, if one asked me to what do I think one must principally attribute the singular prosperity and growing force of this people, I would answer that it is to the superiority of its women."