Aristocracy has three successive ages: the age of superiorities, that of privileges, and that of vanities.—Having passed out of the first, it degenerates in the second, and dies away in the third.
And lords, whose parents were the Lord knows who.
Some will always be above others.—Destroy the inequality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.
A social life that worships money or makes social distinction its aim, is, in spirit, an attempted aristocracy.
I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.