Quote of the Day…


“I meet an American sailor and I ask him why his country’s vessels are built to last a short time, and he replies to me without hesitations that  the art of navigation makes such rapid progress daily that the  most beautiful ship would soon become almost useless if its existence were prolonged beyond a few years……

Aristocratic nations are naturally brought to contract the limits of human perfectibility to much, and democratic nations sometimes extend them beyond measure.

Alexis de Tocqueville “Democracy in America”

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