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Noblesse Oblige - What does it mean?

"Noblesse Oblige is a French phrase that means, literally, "nobility obligates." The idea is that if one was born into the privileged life of the nobility, the French aristocracy, that one had an obligation to use that position for the good of every man. The problem was that the French nobility wallowed in the privilege and forgot the obligation. That didn't end well - remember the French Revolution?