Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality.
Honor is a luxury for aristocrats, but it is a necessity for hall porters.
Authority forgets a dying king.
Antiquity is the aristocracy of history.
An aristocracy that shirks its leadership is done for. Its only excuse for existence is that it takes the lead.
Some will always be above others. Destroy the equality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.
The aristocrat is the democrat ripe and gone to seed.
Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity.
Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class – whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.