A Quote by Wendell Phillips on aristocracy and cruelty

Aristocracy is always cruel.

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Source: Lecture: Toussaint l’Ouverture (1861).

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A Quote by W. D. Whitney on aristocracy, language, and politics

Aristocracy and exclusiveness tend to final overthrow, in language as in politics.

W. D. Whitney

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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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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on aristocracy

The aristocrat is the democrat ripe, and gone to seed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Marguerite James on aristocracy, happiness, plants, and struggle

I would rather see one happy plant of knotweed than half a dozen aristocratic individuals struggling unsuccessfully.

Marguerite James

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A Quote by John Adams on aristocracy, power, and presidency

You are apprehensive of monarchy; I, of aristocracy. I would therefore have given more power to the President and less to the Senate.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

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A Quote by John Adams on america, aristocracy, art, democracy, destruction, influence, and wealth

Shall we have recourse to the art of printing? But this has not destroyed property or aristocracy or corporations or paper wealth in England or America, or diminished the influence of either; on the contrary, it has multiplied aristocracy and diminished democracy.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Letter to John Taylor, The Life and Works of John Adams, Boston, 1851, v. 6,

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on aristocracy, concern, and time

The Pedigree of Honey Does not concern the Bee - A Clover, any time, to him, Is Aristocracy -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1627, version 2, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Dr. James Bryant Conant on aristocracy, excellence, honesty, integrity, life, and performance

Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance. . . . There will always be the false snobbery which tries to place one vocation above another. You will become a member of the aristocracy in the American sense only if your accomplishments and integrity earn this appellation.

James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins on aristocracy and observation

'Bourgeois,' I observed, 'is an epithet which the riff-raff apply to what is respectable, and the aristocracy to what is decent'.

Anthony Hope (1863 - 1933)

Source: The Dolly Dialogues

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