Aristocracy Quotes

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.

The patterns, ahhh, the patterns. Liberal bigots are the ones who trouble me most. I distrust the extremes. Scratch a conservative and you find someone who prefers the past over any future. Scratch a liberal and find a closet aristocrat. It’s true! Liberal governments always develop into aristocracies. The bureaucracies betray the true intent of […]

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.

Let us in education dream of an aristocracy of achievement arising out of a democracy of opportunity.

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