Quotes about the Aristocracy

An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead. Nancy Mitford

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 Christoph Lichtenberg

There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.Thomas Jefferson

We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money. George Bernard Shaw

Brave people add up to an aristocracy. The democracy of thou-shalt-not is bound to be a collection of weak men. D H Lawrence

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. Alexis de Tocqueville

Aristocracy is always cruel. Wendell Phillips

There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a Democrat like myself must admit this. Theodore Roosevelt

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. G K Chesterton