Quotations on Aristocracy

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Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Poetry, American, Aristocracy, Literary, Responsibility)

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Government, Aristocracy, Democracy)

Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
- James Bryant Conant
(Keywords: Life, Performance, Aristocracy, Excellence)

The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art.
- Ralph A. Cram
(Keywords: Art, Goal, Aristocracy, Effort, Perfection, Philosophy, Pursuit)

In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition.
- Ralph A. Cram
(Keywords: Character, Aristocracy, Evil, Measure, Race, Tradition)

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Government, Hope, Strength, Aristocracy, Challenge, Corporations, Country, Defiance, Laws)

An organized effort is making to deceive the people. There are two great enemies of thought and progress, the aristocracy of royalty and the aristocracy of gold.
- Mary Elizabeth Lease
(Keywords: Thought, People, Progress, Aristocracy, Effort, Enemies, Gold, Royalty)

Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people.
- George Jean Nathan
(Keywords: People, Aristocracy, Common sense, Nonsense, Privilege, World)

The old interests of aristocracy - the romance of action, the exalted passions of chivalry and war - faded into the background, and their place was taken by the refined and intimate pursuits of peace and civilization.
- Lytton Strachey
(Keywords: Peace, War, Romance, Civilization, Action, Aristocracy, Chivalry, Old)

A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves, naturally banish a sense of general liberty, and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates in aristocracy.
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Keywords: Wealth, Aristocracy, Independence, Liberty, Sense)

Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.
- Xenophon
(Keywords: Government, Aristocracy, Laws)

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