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The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.
View quotes by Francis Quarles

Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.

View quotes by Benjamin Disraeli

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.

View quotes by Emily Dickinson

Those who do not read criticism will rarely merit to be criticised.
View quotes by Isaac Disraeli

Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
View quotes by Lord Byron

Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such: it is an accident, not a property of a man
View quotes by Thomas Carlyle

It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.

View quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

There's not many players who can say they've had the privilege of playing in the Masters. This is the first year I've got there on merit and I'm really looking forward to it
View quotes by Shaun Murphy

Pride, in boasting of family antiquity, makes duration stand for merit
View quotes by Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

There is no merit in avoiding a fall by never climbing. The successful team is that which makes one plus one equal 11.
View quotes by Sheikh Mohammed

Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
View quotes by Alexander Pope

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.
View quotes by Benjamin Disraeli

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.
View quotes by Christian Nestell Bovee

He who sows the ground with care and diligence acquires a greater stock of religious merit than he could gain by the repetition of ten thousand prayers
View quotes by Zoroaster

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

I believe in a country where hard work and merit, not privilege or background, determine success. [He didn't outline which country he was referring to]
View quotes by Tony Blair

Because they did not see merit where they should have seen it, people, to express their regret, will go and leave a lot of money to the very people who will be the first to throw stones at the next person who has anything to say and finds a difficulty in getting a hearing.
View quotes by Samuel Butler

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
View quotes by Coco Chanel

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.
View quotes by Stephen Jay Gould

There's terrific merit in having no sense of humour, no sense of irony, practically no sense of anything at all. If you're born with these so-called defects you have a very good chance of getting to the top.
View quotes by Peter Cook



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