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— Alexis de Tocqueville, National Character of Americans—first impressions (1831) Oeuvres complètes, vol. VIII, [https://books.google.de/books?id=x9pnAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA2-PA233&q=ciel p. 233]. Original text: Né sous un autre ciel, placé au milieu d'un tableau toujours mouvant, poussé lui-même par le torrent irrésistible qui entraîne tout ce qui l'environne, l'Américain n'a le temps de s'attacher à rien ; il ne s'accoutume qu'au changement, et finit par le regarder comme l'état naturel à l'homme ; il en sent le besoin ; bien plus, il l'aime : car l'instabilité, au lieu de se produire à lui par des désastres, semble n'enfanter autour de lui que des prodiges...

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