n. Government by the best of men - fellows with fancy hats, clean shirts, and guilty of education and suspect bank accounts (the term is now obsolete as the political theory has proven self-contradictory).
There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob.
— G. K. Chesterton
In Europe, aristocracy is founded upon land. In the United States, it is founded upon real estate.
— H.L. Mencken