Merit Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Merit

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The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any price less than that which is infinite in value; and infinity of merit can only result from a nature that is infinitely divine or perfect.
~By Adam Clarke ~


The only conduct that merits the drastic remedy of impeachment is that which subverts our system of government or renders the president unfit or unable to govern.
~By Charles Ruff ~


Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
~By Francis Bacon ~


I'm not going to get in to an argument with anyone about the relative merits of Judaism and Christianity, and what it means for a Jewish kid to be a Christian - I'm just not interested in that argument.
~By T-Bone Burnett ~


Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
~By Alexander Pope ~


Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles.
~By Giuseppe Garibaldi ~


No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.
~By Booker T. Washington ~


In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
~By Paul Gauguin ~


Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side, and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century, and you will see its working merit.
~By Frederick Pollock ~


Evidently the merit depends on the result of the work.
~By Henryk Sienkiewicz ~


Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
~By Sallust ~


God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.
~By John Calvin ~


What is merit? The opinion one man entertains of another.
~By Henry John Temple ~


Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


You should issue demerits for tree cutting or the destruction of humus.
~By Donella Meadows ~


If you are looking for smart judging based on merit, skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention to the Independent Spirit Awards.
~By Annie Proulx ~


Miller didn't write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That's the measure of its merit.
~By Elia Kazan ~


Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
~By Marquis De Vauvenargues ~


The merit of our Constitution was, not that it promotes democracy, but checks it.
~By Horatio Seymour ~


People actually get sponsors based on the merits of the Cup, not on the merits of the sailors.
~By John Sweeney ~


To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
~By Igor Stravinsky ~


I am sure that, on the one hand, the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx, and that on the other hand, Marx feels an instinctive inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
~By Alexander Pope ~


What I like least is dealing with publishers who simply don't want collaborations regardless of their merit.
~By Piers Anthony ~


True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
~By Edward F. Halifax ~


The merit of a democratic regime rests on one's continual willingness to exchange views, and to compete on the basis of individual merit and capacities.
~By Jose Eduardo Dos Santos ~


The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.
~By Francis Quarles ~


A book is worth a few francs; we Germans can afford to destroy those. We all may not appreciate artistic merit, but cash value is another matter.
~By Paul Scofield ~


What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.
~By Ovid ~


Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
~By Emily Dickinson ~


A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence.
~By Francis Wright ~


I believe that President Clinton considered the legal merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them, and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise, on the merits.
~By John Podesta ~


An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition.
~By Thomas Clarkson ~


The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.
~By Og Mandino ~


Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
~By William Shakespeare ~


It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.
~By Sophocles ~


There is no consensus even today on the merits of Napoleon - and certainly no agreement on the rights and wrongs of the origins of the First World War.
~By Douglas Hurd ~


Nearly all the things I do that are of any merit at all start off just being good fun, and I think I'm sort of building up to doing something else quite soon.
~By Brian Eno ~


Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


My primary lesson, however, was that I'm a solo writer, happiest when I'm making all the executive decisions. I've always been willing to rise or fall on my own merits.
~By Sue Grafton ~


Without feeling abashed by my ignorance, I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning, my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
~By Jean Henri Fabre ~


Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
~By Alexander Pope ~


Pride in boasting of family antiquity, makes duration stand for merit.
~By John Zimmerman ~


Security for agriculture merits serious concern by not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole. The risk to the U.S. food supply and overall economy is real.
~By Pat Roberts ~


People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
~By Paul Eldridge ~


I was at the Smithsonian for twenty years, and I'm still at the Smithsonian as a curator emeritus, and I still plan to figure out what that means for me at this point in my life.
~By Bernice Johnson Reagon ~


An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement.
~By Robert Bork ~


With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits.
~By Eleanor Holmes Norton ~


The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


Australia as a nation, as a set of cities and some regional centres, that project died a death and we didn't get it up, but I still think there's merit in that.
~By Susan Oliver ~


Like pictures, men should be judged by their merits and not by their defects.
~By Bainbridge Colby ~


If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.
~By Ruth Benedict ~


Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters.
~By Charles Maurice de Talleyrand ~


We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies. We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon.
~By Kary Mullis ~


The market system requires that people be committed and willing to work hard. Inherent with that is what I call a merit system, which I think gives people the greatest opportunity.
~By Lee R. Raymond ~


To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
~By George Santayana ~


It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
~By Petrarch ~


I don't say 'Tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
~By Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ~


The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


A young man, be his merit what it will, can never raise himself; but must, like the ivy round the oak, twine himself round some man of great power and interest.
~By Philip Stanhope ~


How vain, without the merit, is the name.
~By Homer ~


Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
~By Lord Byron ~


Wilderness designations should not be the result of a quid pro quo. They should rise or fall on their own merits.
~By Nick Rahall ~


The earmark favor factory needs to be boarded up and demolished, not turned over to new management that may or may not have a better eye for earmarks with 'merit.'
~By Tom Coburn ~


There's always merit to having a debate.
~By Ward Churchill ~


The existence of law is one thing; its merit or demerit is another.
~By John Austin ~


It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
~By Thorstein Veblen ~


I no longer have the terrible nightmares that I used to have. Mao had just died in 1976, and China began to open up. For the first time scholarships to go to the West to study were awarded on academic merit.
~By Jung Chang ~


In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought.
~By Kate Adie ~


Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom.
~By David Ogilvy ~


Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
~By Sallust ~


There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense.
~By Harold Brodkey ~


The very gradual reductions in my weight which I am able to show, may be interesting to many, and I have great pleasure in stating them, believing that they serve to demonstrate further the merit of the system pursued.
~By William Banting ~


The World, thinking itself affronted by superior merit, takes delight to bring it down to its own level.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


I think there's a lot of merit in an international economy and global markets, but they're not sufficient because markets don't look after social needs.
~By George Soros ~


Temerity is not always successful.
~By Titus Livius ~


What indeed is life, unless so far as it is enjoyed? It does not merit the name.
~By William Godwin ~


Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty good likelihood their case - no matter what its merit - will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
~By Dennis Hastert ~


We shall never be understood or respected by the English until we carry our individuality to extremes, and by asserting our independence, become of sufficient consequence in their eyes to merit a closer study than they have hitherto accorded us.
~By Henry Lawson ~


It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.
~By Horace ~


We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that.
~By Neil Patrick Harris ~


In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
~By Stephen Jay Gould ~


And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty, remember the one and forget the other, and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ.
~By Donald Cargill ~


Were I more conversant with literature and its great names, I could go on quoting them ad infinitum and acknowledge my debt for the merit you have been generous enough to find in my work.
~By Knut Hamsun ~


One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
~By Voltaire ~


Mr. Lincoln's elevation shows that in America every station in life may be honorable; that there is no barrier against the humblest; but that merit, wherever it exists, has the opportunity to be known.
~By Matthew Simpson ~

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