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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


Those from whose pocket the salary is drawn, and by whose appointment the officer was made, have always a right to discuss the merits of their officers, and their modes of exercising the duties they are paid to perform.
~By Charles Babbage ~


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


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


Temerity is not always successful.
~By Titus Livius ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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

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