What is high society?

Famous quotes containing the words society and/or high:

    In the ordinary course of things, how many succeed in society merely by virtue of their manners, while others, however meritorious, fail through lack of them? After all, it’s only barbarians who wear uncut precious stones.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
    Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658)