Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Let us in education dream of an aristocracy of achievement arising out of a democracy of opportunity
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
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
Aristocracy is always cruel
The aristocracy is in decline in the City, and the cloth-cap professionals are in the ascent. And we will take over.
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.
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