Quotes about "merit"

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Sell also: deserve, virtue

Definitions and meanings of word "merit"

• Noun: any admirable quality or attribute; example: "work of great merit"

• Noun: the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance); example: "there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded"

• Verb: be worthy or deserving; example: "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "merit"

Alexander Pope
3 quotes about merit
English Writer, Poet
Friday 21 May 1688 - Saturday 30 May 1744
Francis Quarles
one quote about merit
English Poet
Friday 8 May 1592 - Thursday 8 September 1644
Benjamin Disraeli
2 quotes about merit
British Statesman
Friday 21 December 1804 - Tuesday 19 April 1881
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
2 quotes about merit
French Writer
Sunday 15 September 1613 - Sunday 17 March 1680
Friedrich Nietzsche
one quote about merit
German Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Composer
Tuesday 15 October 1844 - Saturday 25 August 1900
Kevin O'Leary
one quote about merit
Canadian Businessman
Born Friday 9 July 1954
Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
one quote about merit
Angolan Statesman
Born Friday 28 August 1942
Scott Walker
2 quotes about merit
American Politician
Born Thursday 2 November 1967
Arthur Capper
one quote about merit
American Politician
Friday 14 July 1865 - Wednesday 19 December 1951
Eric Liu
one quote about merit
American Writer
Born 1968

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

Francis Quarles

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Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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When you bring an idea that has no merit to me, and you ask me to comment on it, I'm going to tell you it has no merit.

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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We all want merit to mean something, and we all may be tempted to reduce that meaning to something measurable and concrete like an SAT score. The reality, though, is that who deserves entry into an institution depends on what the institution exists to do.

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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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.

Francis Quarles

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

Francis Quarles

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How vain, without the merit, is the name.

Francis Quarles

Words: vain, merit, name
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