Quotation by G.C. Lichtenberg

Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742–1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook L," aphorism 44, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).
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