What is high society?

Famous quotes containing the words society and/or high:

    Nobody thanks a witty man for politeness when he accommodates himself to a society in which it is not polite to display wit.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    What generous beliefs console
    The brave whom Fate denies the goal!
    If others reach it, is content:
    To Heaven’s high will his will is bent.
    Firm on his heart relied,
    What lot soe’er betide,
    Work of his hand
    He nor repents nor grieves,
    Pleads for itself the fact,
    As unrepenting Nature leaves
    Her every act.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)