Aristocracy Quotes

An aristocracy must constantly justify its existence. In other words, there must be no artificial conversion of its present strength into perpetual rights. The way must be always open for the admission of strong men from the lower orders, and the way must be always open, too, for the expulsion of men whose strength fails.

What is aristocracy? A corporation of the best, of the bravest.

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.

There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob.

An aristocracy is the true support of a monarchy.

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.