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 Algernon Sydney - “The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy.”  
 Josiah Strong - “Our aristocracy, unlike that of Europe, is open to all comers.”  
 Ezra Stiles - “We stand a better chance with aristocracy, whether hereditary or elective, than with monarchy.”  
 Mercy O. Warren - “A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves, naturally banish a sense of general liberty, and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates in aristocracy.”  
 Nancy Mitford - “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.”  
 James Larkin - “The fate of you, the aristocracy of industry, will be as the fate of the aristocracy of land if you do not show that you have some humanity still among you.”  
 Denis Kearney - “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.”  
 John Desmond Bernal - “The present aristocracy of western culture, at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world, is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country.”  
 George Bernard Shaw - “We are the only real aristocracy in the world the aristocracy of money.”  
 Charles Baudelaire - “In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.”  
 Ralph A. Cram - “In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition.”  
 Ralph A. Cram - “The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art.”  
 John Adams - “Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”  
 Theodore Roosevelt - “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. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with the ''money touch,'' but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.”  
 Georg Hegel - “The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy.”  
 D.H. Lawrence - “You must drop all your democracy. You must not believe in ''the people.'' One class is no better than another. It must be a case of Wisdom, or Truth. Let the working classes be working classes. That is the truth. There must be an aristocracy of people who have wisdom, and there must be a Ruler a Kaiser no Presidents and democracies.”  
 Hervey Allen - “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.”  
 William M. Thackeray - “If, in looking at the lives of princes, courtiers, men of rank and fashion, we must perforce depict them as idle, profligate, and criminal, we must make allowances for the rich men's failings, and recollect that we, too, were very likely indolent and voluptuous, had we no motive for work, a mortal's natural taste for pleasure, and the daily temptation of a large income. What could a great peer, with a great castle and park, and a great fortune, do but be splendid and idle”  
 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - “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.”  
 David Lloyd George - “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.”  
 Ben Manski - “Thirty years after drafting the US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson warned of the dangers posed by the corporation, writing of the need to crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country. Today, instead, the aristocracy of the corporation has grown to full maturity, wielding power over the state and its laws in the service of corporate aims.”  
 Bill Foster - “The proponents of estate tax repeal are fond of calling it the 'death tax'. It's not a death tax, it's a Rich Kids' tax. The estate tax is one of our time-tested and best tools in preventing the aristocracy of an 'Old Europe' from establishing itself on our shores.”  
 Ted Danson - “They were amazing characters to play. It was really the aristocracy of writers. Most of the writers I've worked with since then came out of that school.”  
 Wendell Phillips - “Aristocracy is always cruel”  
 John Milton - “Lords are lordliest in their wine.”  

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