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Quotations on Aristocracy

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A monied aristocracy in our country ... has already set the government at defiance.

~ Thomas Jefferson

Aristocracy is always cruel.

~ Wendell Phillips

Some will always be above others. Destroy the equality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The aristocrat is the democrat ripe and gone to seed.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

~ Thomas Carlyle

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

~ Thomas Carlyle

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.

~ G.K. Chesterton

Authority forgets a dying king.

~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality.

~ John Randolph

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