1. 10

    Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.

  2. 9

    Lords are lordliest in their wine.

  3. 8

    All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.

  4. 7

    Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.

  5. 6

    There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.

  6. 5

    What is the use of your pedigrees?

  7. 4

    Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.

  8. 3

    Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.

  9. 2

    It is nobler to be good, and it is nobler to teach others to be good -- and less trouble!

  10. 1

    Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.