Aristocracy Quotes

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

G. K. Chesterton

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”

Nancy Mitford

The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.

Karl Georg Bchner

A century and a half after its birth, the modern business corporation, an artificial person made in the image of a human psychopath, now is seeking to remake real people in its image.

Joel Conrad Bakan

There is...an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents.... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendancy.

Thomas Jefferson

Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

Carlyle Thomas

The true aristocracy and the true proletariat of the world are both in understanding with tragedy. To them it is the fundamental principle of God, and the key, the minor key, to existence. They differ in this way from the bourgeoisie of all classes, who deny tragedy, who will not tolerate it, and to whom the word tragedy means in itself unpleasantness.

Karen von Blixen-Finecke

Democracy may become frenzied, but it has feelings and can be moved. As for aristocracy, it is always cold and never forgives.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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Updated On : May 10, 2013
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