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Merit Quotes And Sayings

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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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
~By Coco Chanel ~


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 ~


I could give you some names of Workshop participants who are as good as many who are being published but haven't had the right editor recognize their merit or have not been adequately published.
~By James Gunn ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


I have been a Professor Emeritus since 1958, and have continued my scientific studies.
~By Karl von Frisch ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Temerity is not always successful.
~By Titus Livius ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care.
~By Sue Kelly ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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

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