Aristocracy Quotes

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James Conant

"Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance." James Conant
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

"PRELATE, n. A church officer having a superior degree of holiness and a fat preferment. One of Heaven's aristocracy. A gentleman of God." Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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Mark Twain

"The blunting effects of slavery upon the slaveholder's moral perceptions are known and conceded the world over; and a privileged class, an aristocracy, is but a band of slaveholders under another name" Mark Twain
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Mark Twain

"It is nobler to be good, and it is nobler to teach others to be good -- and less trouble!" Mark Twain
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"Thus our democracy was, from an early period, the most aristocratic, and our aristocracy the most democratic in the world." Thomas Macaulay
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"There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents." Thomas Jefferson
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"A fully equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two Dreadnoughts, and dukes are just as great a terror -- and they last longer." David Lloyd George
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"I hope we shall take warning from the example of England and crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our Government to trial, and bid defiance to the laws of our country" Thomas Jefferson
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"People like me who believe the left can be a moderate forcewe have failed. We are stuck in the medieval notion that there is an aristocracy and a people, and the people want a piece of what the aristocracy hada life subsidized enough to have a minimum of work and a maximum of pleasure." Lucia Annunziata
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"Aristocracy has three successive ages. First superiority s, then privileges and finally vanities. Having passed from the first, it degenerates in the second and dies in the third." Vicomte De Chateaubriand
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"What is the use of your pedigrees?" (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
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"Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it." Georg C. Lichtenberg
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"I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for 'Tis only to them that they are blessings." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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"Monarchy degenerates into tyranny, aristocracy into oligarchy, and democracy into savage violence and chaos" Polybius
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"Antiquity is the aristocracy of history" Alexandre Père
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"There is...an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents.... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendancy." Thomas Jefferson
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Napoleon Bonaparte

"An aristocracy is the true support of a monarchy" Napoleon Bonaparte
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"Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people." George Nathan
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Alexis de Tocqueville

"Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse." Alexis de Tocqueville
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