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and puddle-wonderful "

e.e.cummings

Cynicism or Realism?

September 6th, 2009

TocquevilleDoes the following quote represent a cynical or simply realistic view of human nature?

“Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort.”

Alexis de Tocqueville  (1805 – 1859)