Aristocracy Quotes

 A monied aristocracy in our country has already set the government at defiance. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 A starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Church, and in addition the weakest executive in the world. That is the Irish question. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Aristocracy has three successive ages. First superiority, then privileges and finally vanities. Having passed from the first, it degenerates in the second and dies in the third. 
Author: François Rene de Chateaubriand
Nationality: French
b. 4 September 1768  - d. 4 July 1848
  
 Aristocracy is always cruel. 
Author: Wendell Phillips
Nationality: American
b. December 1811  - d.  December 1884
  
 Aristocracy of the Money bag. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talent. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 There is no aristocracy of grief. Grief is a great leveller. 
Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Nationality: American
b. 22 June 1906  - d. 7 February 2001
  
 Thus our democracy was, from an early period, the most aristocratic, and our aristocracy the most democratic in the world. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 What is aristocracy? A corporation of the best, of the bravest. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China - the greatest and oldest despotism in the world - for a cheap working slave.  
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 The old interests of aristocracy - the romance of action, the exalted passions of chivalry and war - faded into the background, and their place was taken by the refined and intimate pursuits of peace and civilization. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested. 
Author: Hervey Allen
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1889  - d. 28 December 1949
  
 For any state to make sex a qualification that must ever result in the disfranchisement of one entire half of the people, is to pass a bill of attainder, or, an ex post facto law, and is therefore a violation of the supreme law of the land. By it the blessings of liberty are forever withheld from women and their female posterity. To them this government has no just powers derived from the consent of the governed. To them this government is not a democracy. It is not a republic. It is an odious aristocracy; a hateful oligarchy of sex; the most hateful aristocracy ever established on the face of the globe; an oligarchy of wealth, where the rich govern the poor. An oligarchy of learning, where the educated govern the ignorant, or even an oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household - which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every home of the nation. 
Author: Susan B. Anthony
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1820  - d. 13 March 1906
  
 Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.  
Author: General Xenophon
Nationality: Greek
b. December 431  - d.  December 355
  
 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. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us. 
Author: Charles Pierre Baudelaire
Nationality: French
b. 9 April 1821  - d. 21 August 1867
  
 We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance. 
Author: James B. Conant
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1893  - d. 11 February 1978
  
 On the Continent, the day is saved by the fact that the plutocracy tends to become more and more Jewish. Here the intellectual cynicism of the Jew almost counterbalances his social unpleasantness. If he is destined to lead the plutocracy of the world out of Little Bethel he will fail, of course, to turn it into an aristocracy--i. e., a caste of gentlemen - but he will at least make it clever, and hence worthy of consideration. The case against the Jews is long and damning; it would justify ten thousand times as many pogroms as now go on in the world. But whenever you find a Davidsbündlerschaft making practise against the Philistines, there you will find a Jew laying on. Maybe it was this fact that caused Nietzsche to speak up for the children of Israel quite as often as he spoke against them. He was not blind to their faults, but when he set them beside Christians he could not deny their general superiority. Perhaps in America and England, as on the Continent, the increasing Jewishness of the plutocracy, while cutting it off from all chance of ever developing into an aristocracy, will yet lift it to such a dignity that it will at least deserve a certain grudging respect. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 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. 
Author: George Jean Nathan
Nationality: American
b. 14 February 1882  - d. 8 April 1958
  
 A nation is truly corrupt, when, after having by degrees lost its character and liberty, it slides from democracy into aristocracy or monarchy; this is the death of the political body by decrepitude. 
Author: Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre
Nationality: French
b. 6 May 1758  - d. 28 July 1794
  
 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. 
Author: Nancy Mitford
Nationality: British
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1973
  
 Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory?  
Author: Nancy Mitford
Nationality: British
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1973
  




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