Alexis de Tocqueville Quote: “An American cannot converse, but he…”

An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ‘Gentlemen’ to the person with whom he is conversing.

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Name: Alexis de Tocqueville
Profession: Historian
Nationality: French
Birthday: July 29, 1805
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