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Merit Quotes


These are some of the best 'Merit' quotations and sayings.

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Among the sons of men how few are known, who dare be just to merit not their own!

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

Contemporaries appreciate the man rather than his merit; posterity will regard the merit rather than the man.

Elevation is to merit what dress is to a handsome person.

Good actions crown themselves with lasting bays; who deserves well, needs not another's praise.

I am told so many ill things of a man, and I see so few in him, that I begin to suspect he has a real but troublesome merit, as being likely to eclipse that of others.

I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability.

If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.

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

Mere bashfulness without merit is awkward; and merit without modesty, insolent. But modest merit has a double claim to acceptance, and generally meets with as many patrons as beholders.

Merit is never so conspicuous as when coupled with an obscure origin, just as the moon never appears so lustrous as when it emerges from a cloud.

Nature creates merit, and fortune brings it into play.

O that estates, degrees, and offices were not derived corruptly, and that clear honor were purchased by the merit of the wearer.

Real merit of any kind, cannot long be concealed; it will be discovered, and nothing can depreciate it but a man exhibiting it himself. It may not always be rewarded as it ought; but it will always be known.

The art of being able to make a good use of moderate abilities wins esteem, and often confers more reputation than real merit.

The best evidence of merit is the cordial recognition of it whenever and wherever it may be found.

The force of his own merit makes his way, a gift that heaven gives for him.

The mark of extraordinary merit is to see those most envious of it constrained to praise.

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

The world more frequently recompenses the appearance of merit, than merit itself.


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