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Merit Quotes

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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.
- Dennis Hastert

Related topics: Legal

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

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

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

 

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

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.
- George Soros

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

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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.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

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.
- Stephen Jay Gould

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

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

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

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.
- Elia Kazan

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Susan Oliver

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

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

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

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

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.
- Frederick Pollock

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

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.
- Brian Eno

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.
- Sue Kelly

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

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.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

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

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

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.
- Margaret Cavendish

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

Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
- Joseph Addison

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.
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

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

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

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.
- James Russell Lowell

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

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

Evidently the merit depends on the result of the work.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

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

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

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.
- Charles Baudelaire

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

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.
- Lee R. Raymond

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

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

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

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.'
- Tom Coburn

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.
- Paul Scofield

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

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.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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.
- Donald Cargill

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

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.
- Philip Stanhope

How vain, without the merit, is the name.
- Homer

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.
- Norman Lamm

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.
- Kate Adie

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.
- Arthur Capper

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.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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.
- James Gunn

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.
- Thomas Clarkson

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.
- Matthew Simpson

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.
- Mary Wortley Montagu


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