The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction. On either side it is pride, but understood in a different way.

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Original Citation

Tocqueville, Alexis De. Voyage en Angleterre et en Irlande de 1835 [Journeys to England and Ireland]. c. 1835.

Current Citation

Tocqueville, Alexis De. Journeys to England and Ireland, translated by George Lawrence and K. P. Mayer. Routledge, 2017.