Merit Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Merit

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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The oak has long been an enduring and mighty tree. It is truly a part of our national heritage and it merits the formal distinction of America's National Tree.
~By Bob Goodlatte ~


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


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


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


In masks outrageous and austere, The years go by in single file; But none has merited my fear, And none has quite escaped my smile.
~By Elinor Wylie ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
~By Joseph Addison ~


None merits the name of Creator but God and the poet.
~By Torquato Tasso ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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


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 ~


On their own merits modest men are dumb.
~By George Colman ~


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


If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance.
~By William Gilbert ~


Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.
~By James Madison ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.
~By Sachin Tendulkar ~


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 ~


Whence it is somewhat strange that any men from so mean and silly a practice should expect commendation, or that any should afford regard thereto; the which it is so far from meriting, that indeed contempt and abhorrence are due to it.
~By Isaac Barrow ~


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


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


Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


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 ~


In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research, and peers reviewed and commented on its merits. Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process.
~By Tammy Baldwin ~


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


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


It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


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


But if our sex would but well consider and rationally ponder, they will perceive and find that it is neither words nor place that can advance them, but worth and merit.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Unjust attacks on public men do them more good than unmerited praise.
~By Rutherford B. Hayes ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 further believe that all must be saved through the merits of Christ.
~By Daniel Morgan ~


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


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


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 ~


Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention.
~By Thomas Sydenham ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


At Cardozo, study of law is part of a larger culture. You can get a law degree and make a good living, but it is best that you do that having studied the discipline for its own inherent merit, because you love studying.
~By Norman Lamm ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is long since I could have adventured on eternity, through God's mercy and Christ's merits; but death remained somewhat terrible, and that now is taken away; and now death is no more to me, but to cast myself into my husband's arms, and to lie down with Him.
~By Donald Cargill ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Temerity is not always successful.
~By Titus Livius ~


In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it, basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit, on loyalty and industry in the public service.
~By Arthur Capper ~


Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


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


Well, just that there would be somebody in the office and the voters - it was more or less an understanding in the entire community, as long as that person was doing a good job on the merits, nobody was going to run against him.
~By Stephen Breyer ~


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


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 ~


Where we can compete on merit, we do very well.
~By Jim Barksdale ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~

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