Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
— Camille Paglia

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

Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.
— Hannah Arendt

If the business community and political elite want to go to war they find it easy to mobilize domestic consent.
— Edward S. Herman

When you reach that elite level, 90 percent is mental and 10 percent is physical. You are competing against yourself. Not against the other athlete.
— elite quotation by Dick Fosbury