Questionable Quote from Alexis de Tocqueville 

"In the end, the state of the Union comes down to the character of the
people. ... I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her
commodious harbors, her ample rivers, and it was not there. I sought for
it in the fertile fields, and boundless prairies, and it was not there.
I sought it in her rich mines, and vast world commerce, and it was not
there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her
pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her
genius and power."

Quote by:
Alexis de Tocqueville
(1805-1859) French historian
Source:
No source has ever been found for this popular quote. See: http://www.tocqueville.org/pitney.htm
 
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