A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on aristocracy, certainty, generations, government, idealism, men, money, nations, peace, and war

We stand equally against government by a plutocracy and government by a mob. There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with "the money touch," but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Letter to Sir Edward Grey, November 15, 1913

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