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Merit quotes by Lord Chesterfield
#1. Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man. #Quote by Lord Chesterfield
Merit quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#2. I love those who do not know how to live, except by going under, for they are those who cross over. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Merit quotes by Wendell Phillips
#3. Society,
the only field where the sexes have ever met on terms of equality, the arena where character is formed and studied, the cradle and the realm of public opinion, the crucible of ideas, the world's university, at once a school and a theater, the spur and the crown of ambition, the tribunal which unmasks pretension and stamps real merit, the power that gives government leave to be, and outruns the lazy Church in fixing the moral sense of the eye. #Quote by Wendell Phillips
Merit quotes by Samuel Johnson
#4. He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the winds; but he that endeavors after it by false merit, has to fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Merit quotes by Harry A. Blackmun
#5. The Free Exercise Clause at the very least was designed to guarantee freedom of conscience by prohibiting any degree of compulsion in matters of belief. It was offended by a burden on one's religion. The Establishment Clause can be understood as designed in part to ensure that the advancement of religion comes only from the voluntary efforts of its proponents and not from support by the state. Religious groups are to prosper or perish on the intrinsic merit and attraction of their beliefs and practices. #Quote by Harry A. Blackmun
Merit quotes by Edward Gibbon
#6. A generous intercourse of charity united the most distant provinces, and the smaller congregations were cheerfully assisted by the alms of their more opulent brethren. Such an institution, which paid less regard to the merit than to the distress of the object, very materially conduced to the progress of Christianity. The Pagans, who were actuated by a sense of humanity, while they derided the doctrines, acknowledged the benevolence of the new sect. The prospect of immediate relief and of future protection allured into its hospitable bosom many of those unhappy persons whom the neglect of the world would have abandonned to the miseries of want, of sickness, and of old age. There is some reason likewise to believe, that great numbers of infants, who, according to the inhuman practice of the times, had been exposed by their parents, were frequently rescued from death, baptised, educated, and maintained by the piety of the Christians, and at the expense of the public treasure. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Merit quotes by Sandra Blakeslee
#7. Many people seeing the sensory homunculus for the first time comment on (even object to) how small the genitals are. They expect that these organs would merit an allotment of territory commensurate with their sensitivity and the disproportionate mindshare they command. The confusion comes from the multiple meanings of the word "sensitive." Sensitive can refer to high acuity. Your fingers, lips, and tongue are sensitive in this sense: generously packed with somatic receptors of every type, able to make extremely fine discriminations. Your genitals are extremely sensitive in a different sense. A penis and a clitoris can tell the difference between one finger and two, but they can't read Braille. #Quote by Sandra Blakeslee
Merit quotes by Rabindranath Tagore
#8. God may grand us gifts, but the merit of being able to take and hold them must be our own. Alas for the boons that slip through unworthy hands! #Quote by Rabindranath Tagore
Merit quotes by Edward Gibbon
#9. An absolute monarch, who is rich without patrimony, may be charitable without merit; and Constantine too easily believed that he should purchase the favour of Heaven if he maintained the idle at the expense of the industrious, and distributed among the saints the wealth of the republic. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#10. Whenever he began to see me as something more than a liability or a weapon,
whenever we spoke to each other without the barrier of rank and history between us, he backed away, more often than not insulting me to force the distance. Merit - Chicagoland Vampires #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Richard Rohr
#11. The key to entering into the Divine Exchange is never our worthiness but always God's graciousness. Any attempt to measure or increase our worthiness will always fall short, or it will force us into the position of denial and pretend, which produces the constant perception of hypocrisy in religious people.
To switch to an "economy of grace" is a switch that is very hard for humans to make. We base almost everything in human culture on achievement, performance, accomplishment, an equal exchange value, or some kind of worthiness gauge. I call it meritocracy. Unless one personally experiences a dramatic and personal breaking of the rules of merit (forgiveness or undeserved goodness), it is almost impossible to disbelieve or operate outside of its rigid logic. This cannot happen theoretically or abstractly. It cannot happen "out there" but must be known personally "in here. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Merit quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#12. Bonaparte knew but one merit, and rewarded in one and the same way the good soldier, the good astronomer, the good poet, the good player. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Merit quotes by Doug Larson
#13. In debating the respective merits of dogs and cats, not having to walk a cat when it's 20 below zero deserves consideration. #Quote by Doug Larson
Merit quotes by John Milton
#14. It ought not to appear wonderful if many, both Jews and others, who lived before Christ, and many also who have lived since his time, but to whom he has never been revealed, should be saved by faith in God alone: still however, through the sole merits of Christ, inasmuch as he was given and slain from the beginning of the world, even for those to whom he was not known, provided they believed in God the Father. #Quote by John Milton
Merit quotes by Anonymous
#15. Jesus was handed over to those who killed him "by God's set purpose and foreknowledge" (Acts 2:23). Jesus' death was not an accident; it had to happen. At the same time, seeing the death of Christ as satisfaction for sin, as divine punishment, does not mean that there is a rift in the Godhead between an angry Father and the loving Son he punishes. Through Christ's death, expiation of sins, righteousness, and eternal life are secured for believers. God's grace does not nullify the satisfaction and merit of Christ but is the ultimate ground for that merit. It is the love of God that sent the Son into the world (John 3:16), and on the cross Jesus remained the beloved Son. #Quote by Anonymous
Merit quotes by David Nichollss
#16. He rests his head against the mirror and exhales. In the years he was with Emma he sometimes wondered idly what it would be like if she weren't around; not in a morbid way, just pragmatically, speculatively, because don't all lovers do this? Wonder how he would be without her? Now the answer is in the mirror. Loss has endowed him stupid and banal. Without her he is without merit or virtue or purpose a shabby, lonely, middle aged drunk, poisoned with regret and shame. #Quote by David Nichollss
Merit quotes by Lisa Renee Jones
#17. My head drops back and I have a fleeting out-of-body moment where I see myself in the window, my hands tied above my head with my legs wrapped around the neck of Chris Merit, while he does delicious things to my body. #Quote by Lisa Renee Jones
Merit quotes by Ahmed Zewail
#18. Higher education should be based on quality, not quantity; receive merit-based funding; and be free of unnecessary bureaucracy. Not the least of the benefits of educational reform is to foster the pride of achievement at national and international levels. #Quote by Ahmed Zewail
Merit quotes by Harold Bloom
#19. School of Resentment is a term coined by critic Harold Bloom to describe related schools of literary criticism which have gained prominence in academia since the 1970s and which Bloom contends are preoccupied with political and social activism at the expense of aesthetic values.[1]
Broadly, Bloom terms "Schools of Resentment" approaches associated with Marxist critical theory, including African American studies, Marxist literary criticism, New Historicist criticism, feminist criticism, and poststructuralism - specifically as promoted by Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault. The School of Resentment is usually defined as all scholars who wish to enlarge the Western canon by adding to it more works by authors from minority groups without regard to aesthetic merit and/or influence over time, or those who argue that some works commonly thought canonical promote sexist, racist or otherwise biased values and should therefore be removed from the canon. Bloom contends that the School of Resentment threatens the nature of the canon itself and may lead to its eventual demise. Philosopher Richard Rorty[2] agreed that Bloom is at least partly accurate in describing the School of Resentment, writing that those identified by Bloom do in fact routinely use "subversive, oppositional discourse" to attack the canon specifically and Western culture in general. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Merit quotes by Henry Fielding
#20. Though we may sometimes unintentionally bestow our beneficence on the unworthy, it does not take from the merit of the act. For charity doth not adopt the vices of its objects. #Quote by Henry Fielding
Merit quotes by Shantideva
#21. My body, thus, and all my good besides, And all my merits gained and to be gained, I give them all away withholding nothing To bring about the benefit of beings. #Quote by Shantideva
Merit quotes by Joseph Addison
#22. Why will any man be so impertinently officious as to tell me all prospect of a future state is only fancy and delusion? Is there any merit in being the messenger of ill news. If it is a dream, let me enjoy it, since it makes me both the happier and better man. #Quote by Joseph Addison
Merit quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#23. There are people who in spite of their merit disgust us and others who please us in spite of their faults. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Merit quotes by St. Louis De Montfort
#24. there could not possibly be a finer devotion or one of greater merit than that of the Holy Rosary, which is like a second memorial and representation of the life and passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. #Quote by St. Louis De Montfort
Merit quotes by Gautama Buddha
#25. Suppose a man threw into the sea a yoke with one hole in it, and the east wind carried it to the west, and the west wind carried it to the east, and the north wind carried it to the south, and the south wind carried it to the north. Suppose there were a blind turtle that came up once at the end of each century. What do you think, bhikkhus? Would that blind turtle put his neck into that yoke with one hole in it?"
"He might, venerable sir, sometime or other at the end of a long period."
"Bhikkhus, the blind turtle would sooner put his neck into that yoke with a single hole in it than a fool, once gone to perdition, would take to regain the human state, I say. Why is that? Because there is no practising of the Dhamma there, no practising of what is righteous, no doing of what is wholesome, no performance of merit. There mutual devouring prevails, and the slaughter of the weak. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Merit quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#26. The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Merit quotes by Hans F. Sennholz
#27. We are ever aware that politics is an ugly struggle that determines 'who gets what, when, and how.' It is the favorite occupation of people who serve special interests, who have axes to grind, and public careers to advance. It is a game in which benefits are bestowed according to political skill and connection, rather than merit. #Quote by Hans F. Sennholz
Merit quotes by Friedrich A. Hayek
#28. What our generation is in danger of forgetting is not only that morals are of necessity a phenomenon of individual conduct but also that they can exist only in the sphere in which the individual is free to decide for himself and is called upon voluntarily to sacrifice personal advantage to the observance of a moral rule. Outside the sphere of individual responsibility there is neither goodness nor badness, neither opportunity for moral merit nor the chance of proving one's conviction by sacrificing one's desires to what one thinks right. Only were we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good things have no title to praise. As Milton said: "If every action which is good or evil in a man of ripe years were under pittance an prescription and compulsion, what were virtue but a name, what praise should then be due to well-doing, what gramercy to be sober, just, or continent?"
Freedom to order our own conduct in the sphere where material circumstances force upon us, and responsibility for the arrangement of our own life according to our own conscience, is the air in which alone moral sense grows and in which moral values are daily re-created in the free decision of the individual. Responsibility, not to a superior, #Quote by Friedrich A. Hayek
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#29. Screw them," Ethan finally said. After a moment of utter shock, I enjoyed my second biggest smile all night. Malik's wasn't much smaller. "I'm sorry," I said, "did you just say 'screw them'? #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Conrad Black
#30. There can be no return to prosperity while the government (of Ontario) believes that taking money from the people who have earned it and giving it away to the people who haven't, in exchange for their votes and regardless of merit, is the essence of fairness. #Quote by Conrad Black
Merit quotes by Jerry Bridges
#31. To live by grace is to live solely by the merit of Jesus Christ. To live by grace is to base my entire relationship with God, including my acceptance and standing with Him, on my union with Christ. #Quote by Jerry Bridges
Merit quotes by John Ruskin
#32. Whatever merit there is in anything that I have written is simply due to the fact that when I was a child my mother daily read me a part of the Bible and daily made me learn a part of it by heart. #Quote by John Ruskin
Merit quotes by Sarah Vowell
#33. One of the slight variances between the Stalwarts and their fellow Republicans the Half-Breeds is that the Half-Breeds, partly out of frustration with the Civil War sainthood of Grant, were clean-shirt guys more interested in stumping for mild civil service reform - a platform whose merit would make for a less stirring campaign song. A bureaucrat should pass a test, hurrah, hurrah! #Quote by Sarah Vowell
Merit quotes by Justus Von Liebig
#34. If it is impossible to judge merit and guilt in the field of natural science, then it is not possible in any field, and historical research becomes an idle, empty activity. #Quote by Justus Von Liebig
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#35. Hello, everyone and Probies," Jeff said. "Especially a very healthy Merit." "Hello, my knight in shining armor," I said, taking a seat. "Or at least my knight with a very shiny reflective blanket. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Eric Liu
#36. 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. #Quote by Eric Liu
Merit quotes by Michelle J. Sorensen
#37. As in other Buddhist Tantric techniques, recommended preliminaries for these practices include developing skill at both calm-abiding (zhi gnas; śamatha) and insight meditation (lhag mthong; vipaśyanā). As in earlier Buddhist teachings, many Chöd dehadāna practices emphasize renunciation, purification, and self-transformation through the accumulation of merit and the exhaustion of demerit. Rather than suggesting that one must wait to accumulate adequate merit before offering the gift of the body, however, Chöd provides the opportunity for immediately efficacious offering of the body through techniques of visualization. Using a technique which echoes the traditional Buddhist teaching of the of the mind-made body (manomayākāya), the practitioner engages in visualizations which allow her to experience the non-duality of agent and object as she offers her body.

The process of giving the body as a means of attainment is commonly articulated in Chöd practice texts (sgrub pa; sādhana). These practice texts exhibit the framework of mature Tantra sādhana, including the stages of generating bodhicitta, going for refuge, meditating on the four immeasurables, and making the eight-limbed offering. Generally speaking, the main section of a developed Chöd sādhana has three components. The first two - a transference of consciousness (nam mkha' sgo 'byed) practice, and a body maṇḍala (lus dkyil) practice - have distinctly purifying purposes. The Chöd transference of consciousness pr #Quote by Michelle J. Sorensen
Merit quotes by Sigmund Freud
#38. I no longer count as one of my merits that I always tell the truth as much as possible; it has become my metier. #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Merit quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#39. Nothing but the infinite can ever satisfy me; I am such a great sinner that I must have infinite merit to wash my sin away; but we have had our sin removed, and found that there was merit to spare; we have had our hunger relieved at the feast of sacred love #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Merit quotes by Kevin M. Kruse
#40. Fifield's connection to his congregation extended to their views on religion and politics too. In the apt words of one observer, Fifield was "one of the most theologically liberal and at the same time politically conservative ministers" of his era. He had no patience for fundamentalists who insisted upon a literal reading of Scripture. "The men who chronicled and canonized the Bible were subject to human error and limitation," he believed, and therefore the text needed to be sifted and interpreted. Reading the holy book should be "like eating fish - we take the bones out to enjoy the meat. All parts are not of equal value." Accordingly, Fifield dismissed the many passages in the New Testament about wealth and poverty and instead worked tirelessly to reconcile Christianity and capitalism. In his view, both systems rested on a basic belief that individuals would succeed or fail on their own merit. #Quote by Kevin M. Kruse
Merit quotes by Thomas Gray
#41. No further seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode (There they alike in trembling hope repose), The bosom of his Father and his God. #Quote by Thomas Gray
Merit quotes by Frederick Pollock
#42. 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. #Quote by Frederick Pollock
Merit quotes by John Mark Reynolds
#43. Austen knew nothing of our modern quest for equality. People are not numbers, and so they are never "equal." Some folk are higher placed than others, have more money, were more fortunate in their parents, or are brighter. These gifts do not come to us by merit but by the unfathomable providence of God. #Quote by John Mark Reynolds
Merit quotes by Jerry Bridges
#44. Faith itself has no merit; in fact, by its nature it is self-emptying. It involves our complete renunciation of any confidence in our own righteousness and a relying entirely on the perfect righteousness and death of Christ. #Quote by Jerry Bridges
Merit quotes by Ann Althouse
#45. Why does the left hate free speech? Because they don't know how to talk about the substantive merits when they are challenged. Having submerged themselves in disciplining each other by denouncing any heretics in their midst, they find themselves overwhelmed and outnumbered in America, where there is vibrant debate about all sorts of things they don't know how to begin to talk about. They resort to stomping their feet and shouting "shut up" ... when they aren't prissily imploring everyone to be "civil." #Quote by Ann Althouse
Merit quotes by James F. Cooper
#46. We can all perceive the difference between ourselves and our inferiors, but when it comes to a question of the difference between us and our superiors we fail to appreciate merits of which we have no proper conceptions. #Quote by James F. Cooper
Merit quotes by Catharine MacKinnon
#47. An individual's treatment and alternatives in life may depend as much on the reputation of the group to which that person belongs as on their own merit. #Quote by Catharine MacKinnon
Merit quotes by Michael Brewer
#48. It's an insidious twist of thought that leads one to demand women to give up their reproductive rights to force unwanted pregnancies but then, once birthed from the womb, to deny them access to basic necessities required for even a mediocre life like education, clean air, healthcare, and a fair wage. And these people have the audacity to call their position pro-life.

These same people who bemoan the welfare state, yet refuse to require business to honor a fair wage, appear to want to create the very circumstances that they ceaselessly complain about. I dare say that by perpetuating this condition, by feeding the apparatus of poverty, they are satiating their narcissism.

With poverty securely entrenched, these lucky few can sit back and smile with smug superiority. Because of course, they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, they worked harder, and they have earned what they have. It's a meritocracy, they say, if only by merit of their parent's color of flesh or social standing.

So yes, let's churn out more children who will be unable to claw their way out of poverty, and if they just happen to defy the odds, let's brainwash them into believing this tripe called the American Dream so they will assist us as we throw their less fortunate fortunate siblings into the hungry machine of conservatism. Because we are really only interested in conserving the status quo. #Quote by Michael Brewer
Merit quotes by Shih Cheng Yen
#49. In the reservoir of life, time is limited. Each morning as we open our eyes, we should realize that there is only so much time. Time unused is time wasted. Not only should we make good use of each day, we should also seize every moment to do good deeds and accumulate merit. Moreover, we must be very careful in our actions. For instance, when we see an old woman fall down, we should quickly reach out to help her up and show our care by asking, "Are you alright?" This is an act of kindness. The old woman will say, "Thank you. You are a good person." This is an act of virtue. We accumulate good deeds and merits if we always give rise to good thoughts and take actions accordingly. This is how we avoid wasting the time we have. #Quote by Shih Cheng Yen
Merit quotes by Theodore Levitt
#50. A powerful new idea can kick around unused in a company for years, not because its merits are not recognized, but because nobody has assumed the responsibility for converting it from words into action. #Quote by Theodore Levitt
Merit quotes by Harlan Coben
#51. Cope had caused office ripples when he first took over as county prosecutor and stunned all by promoting Muse to be his county chief investigator. The job was usually given to a gruff old-timer, always male, who was supposed to show the political appointee through the system. Loren Muse was one of the youngest investigators in the department when he selected her. When asked by the media what criteria he had used to select a young female over more seasoned male veterans, he answered in one word: "Merit." Now here she was, in a room with four of those same passed-by old-timers. "I #Quote by Harlan Coben
Merit quotes by John Stuart Mill
#52. All praise of Civilization, or Art, or Contrivance, is so much dispraise of Nature ; an admission of imperfection, which it is man's business, and merit, to be always endeavouring to correct or mitigate. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Merit quotes by Drew Barrymore
#53. And this filmmaker has the most extraordinary epiphany! He realizes that there is as much merit in trying to ease people's suffering for a moment as there is in "focusing" on it. To ease someone's pain through a distracting, silly, joyous laugh is his lesson. I know there is suffering, so to escape it for a second is truly powerful. That is one church I am staying loyal to. The Church of Laughing. #Quote by Drew Barrymore
Merit quotes by Saint Teresa Of Avila
#54. While the soul is in mortal sin, nothing can profit it; none of its good works merit an eternal reward, since they do not proceed from God as their first principle, and by Him alone is our virtue real virtue. #Quote by Saint Teresa Of Avila
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#55. You're wearing your medal," he said. I grazed the gold with my fingertips. "I wasn't sure if I should, if it was dressy enough?" "You should. Consider it your dog tag." "In case I get lost?" "In case you're fried to ash and that sliver of gold is all that's left of you." Vampire tact, I thought, left something to be desired. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Chanakya
#56. The man who is praised by others is regarded as worthy though he may be really void of all merit. But the man who sings his own praises becomes disgraced though he should be Indra, the possessor of all excellencies. #Quote by Chanakya
Merit quotes by Stephen Fry
#57. But, I fear I spend far too little time apologising for or feeling ashamed about things which really do merit sincere apology and outright contrition.
•Failing to imagine what it is like to be someone else.
•Pissing my life away.
•Dishonesty with self and others.
•Neglecting to pick up the phone or write letters.
•Not connecting made or processed objects
•with their provenance.
•Judging without facts.
•Using influence over others for my own ends.
•Causing pain. #Quote by Stephen Fry
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#58. Of course I have a sly plan. I am a Merit, after all. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Jeff Kinney
#59. Merit badges are these little patches you get for learning how to do all sorts of manly stuff. #Quote by Jeff Kinney
Merit quotes by Nan Fairbrother
#60. A collection of plants is not a landscape, any more than a list of choice words is a poem. The merit is in the design, not the material it is expressed in, and the best designs, like the best poems, make ordinary material significant by its arrangement. #Quote by Nan Fairbrother
Merit quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#61. The art of putting into play mediocre qualities often begets more reputation than is achieved by true merit. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Merit quotes by Confucius
#62. To see high merit and be unable to raise it to office, to raise it but not to give such promotion precedence, is just destiny. #Quote by Confucius
Merit quotes by Ada Leverson
#63. Envy, as a rule, is of success rather than of merit. No one would have objected to his talent deserving recognition - only to his getting it. #Quote by Ada Leverson
Merit quotes by Marcel Theroux
#64. Of course, there are things that are indifferent to human opinion – gravity, the moondriven motion of the tides, the boiling point of water. But the finer details of reality – the state of a marriage, artistic merit, a person's true nature – have something delicate and consensual about them. #Quote by Marcel Theroux
Merit quotes by Alfie Kohn
#65. Hence a report from Harvard's own "Committee on Raising the Standard": "Grades A and B are sometimes given too readily - Grade A for work of not very high merit, and Grade B for work not far above mediocrity ... One of the chief obstacles to raising the standards of the degree is the readiness with which insincere students gain passable grades by sham work." Except that report was written in - you saw this coming, didn't you? - 1894. #Quote by Alfie Kohn
Merit quotes by John Taylor Gatto
#66. It's been a horrifying academic secret for decades that the children who walk away with the highest formal honors, the valedictorians and National Merit Scholars, have a horrendous performance record in later life. #Quote by John Taylor Gatto
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#67. You undo me, Merit. Wholly and completely. You don't take me at my word. You challenge me at every opportunity. And that means when I'm with you, I am less than the head of this House ... and I am more than the head of this House. I am a man." He stroked my cheeks with his thumbs. "In my very, very long life, I need you more than I have ever needed anything. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Barack Obama
#68. When people are judged by merit, not connections, then the best and brightest can lead the country, people will work hard, and the entire economy will grow - everyone will benefit and more resources will be available for all, not just select groups. #Quote by Barack Obama
Merit quotes by Thomas Paine
#69. The story of Eve and the serpent, and of Noah and his ark, drops to a level with the Arabian Tales, without the merit of being entertaining, and the account of men living to eight and nine hundred years becomes as fabulous as the immortality of the giants of the Mythology. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Merit quotes by Benjamin Tucker
#70. The makers of dictionaries are dependent upon specialists for their definitions. A specialist's definition may be true or it may be erroneous. But its truth cannot be increased or its error diminished by its acceptance by the lexicographer. Each definition must stand on its own merits. #Quote by Benjamin Tucker
Merit quotes by Tammy Baldwin
#71. 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. #Quote by Tammy Baldwin
Merit quotes by Marquis De Sade
#72. What do I see in the God of that infamous sect if not an inconsistent and barbarous being, today the creator of a world of destruction he repents of tomorrow; what do I see there but a frail being forever unable to bring man to heel and force him to bend a knee. This creature, although emanated from him, dominates him, knows how to offend him and thereby merit torments eternally! What a weak fellow, this God! #Quote by Marquis De Sade
Merit quotes by Eric Temple Bell
#73. Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, these three, are in a class by
themselves among the great mathematicians, and it is not for
ordinary mortals to attempt to range them in order of merit. #Quote by Eric Temple Bell
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#74. Ethan nodded and fell in line behind Nadia, who trotted back up the stairs, her hair bouncing on her shoulders as she moved. Really - it was like watching a shampoo commercial. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#75. Together the magicks swirled and danced around us, invisible but tangible, like an breeze. This wasn't defensive or offensive magic. It wasn't used to gather information, for strategy or diplomacy, or to fight a war against supernatural enemy.
It simply was.
It was fundamental, inexorable. It was nothing and everything, infinity and oblivion, from the magnificent furnace of a star to the electrons that hummed in an atom. It was life and death and everything in between, the urge to fight and grow and swim and fly. It was a cascade of water across boulders, the slow-moving advance of mountain glaciers, the march of time. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#76. He wants you," Lindsey said. "Physically and otherwise. Maybe you only need to remind him that you can handle yourself." "How?" "Girl, you're the Sentinel of this House, and you've been trained by Catcher and Luc and Ethan. He's in the training room right now. Get down there and kick his ass." I smiled slyly. Now, that was a plan that made sense. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Jonathan Edwards
#77. Whatever in Christ had the nature of satisfaction, was by virtue of His suffering or humiliation; whatever had the nature of merit, was by virtue of His obedience or righteousness. #Quote by Jonathan Edwards
Merit quotes by Thomas Huxley
#78. What are the moral convictions most fondly held by barbarous and semi-barbarous people? They are the convictions that authority is the soundest basis of belief; that merit attaches to readiness to believe; that the doubting disposition is a bad one, and skepticism is a sin. #Quote by Thomas Huxley
Merit quotes by Oprah Winfrey
#79. It has become harder and harder to find books on a monthly basis that I feel absolutely compelled to share, .. I will continue featuring books on the 'Oprah Winfrey Show' when I feel they merit my heartfelt recommendation. #Quote by Oprah Winfrey
Merit quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#80. 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. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Merit quotes by John Maynard Keynes
#81. Everything is always decided for reasons other than the real merits of the case #Quote by John Maynard Keynes
Merit quotes by Gertrude The Great
#82. I understand that, each time we contemplate with desire and devotion the Host in which is hidden Christ's Eucharistic Body, we increase our merits in heaven and secure special joys to be ours later in the beatific vision of God #Quote by Gertrude The Great
Merit quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#83. Everything that is experienced through the five senses is all 'discharge'. It is due to one's merit karmas that everything works according to one's wishes, but he claims, 'I did it' and when one faces losses, he will say, 'God did it' or 'my horoscope is unfavorable'. #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Merit quotes by William Nicholson
#84. There is this notion that the lives of the comfortable-off middle class don't merit being treated seriously and with compassion. #Quote by William Nicholson
Merit quotes by Esperanza Spalding
#85. Whoever you are, if you know what you're doing, you don't want other people to overtake the merit of your art. #Quote by Esperanza Spalding
Merit quotes by Marco Rubio
#86. We have a legal immigration system that's outdated, it's primarily based on whether you have family members living here. In the 21st century, it has to be more of a merit-based system, and that is why our legal immigration system is in need of modernization. #Quote by Marco Rubio
Merit quotes by Alan Maiccon
#87. Your degree of merit has nothing to do with your results. What matters is what you become and not what you did yesterday. Do your best today and that will be represented tomorrow. #Quote by Alan Maiccon
Merit quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#88. FREEBOOTER, n. A conqueror in a small way of business, whose annexations lack of the sanctifying merit of magnitude. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Merit quotes by Laozi
#89. When merit has been achieved, do not take it to yourself; for if you do not take it to yourself, it shall never be taken from you. #Quote by Laozi
Merit quotes by John Ruskin
#90. Let us then understand at once that change or variety is as much a necessity to the human heart and brain in buildings as in books; that there is no merit, though there is some occasional use, in monotony; and that we must no more expect to derive either pleasure or profit from an architecture whose ornaments are of one pattern, and whose pillars are of one proportion, than we should of a universe in which the clouds were all of one shape, and the trees all of one shape. #Quote by John Ruskin
Merit quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#91. Emulation looks out for merits, that she may exalt herself by a victory; envy spies out blemishes that she may lower another by defeat. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Merit quotes by John Milton
#92. For stories teach us, that liberty sought out of season, in a corrupt and degenerate age, brought Rome itself to a farther slavery: for liberty hath a sharp and double edge, fit only to be handled by just and virtuous men; to bad and dissolute, it becomes a mischief unwieldy in their own hands: neither is it completely given, but by them who have the happy skill to know what is grievance and unjust to a people, and how to remove it wisely; what good laws are wanting, and how to frame them substantially, that good men may enjoy the freedom which they merit, and the bad the curb which they need. #Quote by John Milton
Merit quotes by Charles Babbage
#93. 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. #Quote by Charles Babbage
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#94. I wouldn't say I was forward, but I made a move when I was interested. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Sophocles
#95. It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth. #Quote by Sophocles
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#96. I am a vampire sex warrior, I thought, with much satisfaction. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Ravi Zacharias
#97. One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven ... works have a place
but as a demonstration of having received God's forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it. #Quote by Ravi Zacharias
Merit quotes by Thomas Piketty
#98. Among the members of these upper income groups are US academic economists, many of whom believe that the economy of the United States is working fairly well and, in particular, that it rewards talent and merit accurately and precisely. This is a very comprehensible human reaction. #Quote by Thomas Piketty
Merit quotes by Mark R. Levin
#99. I realized that conservatism was the philosophy that best suited me, with its emphasis on individual liberty, personal responsibility, and merit. #Quote by Mark R. Levin
Merit quotes by Norman Lamm
#100. 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. #Quote by Norman Lamm
Merit quotes by William Shakespeare
#101. Let none presume To wear an undeserved dignity. O that estates, degrees, and offices Were not derived corruptly, and that clear honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer! #Quote by William Shakespeare
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#102. I'm here," he said. "Be still. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Tessa Dare
#103. Julian," she said huskily, "you were right the other morning. You know me so well. I'm not made for illicit affaires, all that sneaking around to avoid discovery." In the dark, her hands crept up to his shoulders, then his face. Her finger teased through his hair. "Why should we hide at all? Let all London see us together. I don't care what anyone says or thinks. I love you, and I want the world to know."
He wanted to weep. For joy, for frustration. She was so brave, his beautiful Lily, and the situation was so damned unfair. It wasn't her fault that she made these heartrending declarations at a moment when their lives were probably in danger and he couldn't possibly reciprocate. That fault was his, for choosing to live the way he had and making the decisions he'd made. He didn't deserve her, didn't deserve her love. He most certainly didn't merit those warm brushes of her lips against his skin. But damned if he could bring himself to stop them.
"We're in love, Julian. Isn't it wonderful?"
"No," he murmured as she kissed him again. "It's not wonderful. It's a disaster."
Her lips grazed his jaw, then his throat. "I can feel you speaking, and I know you're probably making some valiant protest. But you know I can't hear those words. Your body is making an altogether different argument, and I'm listening to it." Her fingers crept inside his waistcoat, splaying over the thin lawn of his shirt. "Take your heart, for example."
Yes, take it. Take it and keep #Quote by Tessa Dare
Merit quotes by Gregory A. Boyd
#104. What if we individually and collectively committed ourselves to the one thing that is needful - to replicating the loving sacrifice of Calvary to all people, at all times, in all places, regardless of their circumstances or merit? What if we just did the kingdom? #Quote by Gregory A. Boyd
Merit quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#105. Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Merit quotes by Samuel Richardson
#106. The World, thinking itself affronted by superior merit, takes delight to bring it down to its own level. #Quote by Samuel Richardson
Merit quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci
#107. The merit of painting lies in the exactness of reproduction. Painting is a science and all sciences are based on mathematics. No human inquiry can be a science unless it pursues its path through mathematical exposition and demonstration. #Quote by Leonardo Da Vinci
Merit quotes by Llewellyn Rockwell
#108. Let every nation, right now, do what is best for all citizens of the world: eliminate every form of intervention that would prevent or otherwise hobble mutually beneficial trade between any two parties anywhere in the world. No bureaucracy can help us toward that goal; it must come from a growing realization of the merit of freedom itself. #Quote by Llewellyn Rockwell
Merit quotes by Eric Hoffer
#109. What merit there is in my thinking is derived from two peculiarities: (1) My inability to be familiar with anything. I simply can't take things for granted. (2) My endless patience. I assume that the only way to find an answer is to hang on long enough and keep groping. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Merit quotes by Alex Linder
#110. I don't think women are interesting enough to merit a book. They're more of a pamphlet sex. #Quote by Alex Linder
Merit quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#111. They have courage, but not your faith;
patience, but not your long suffering;
composure, but not your discipline;
skill, but not your talent;
ability, but not your mastery;
ego, but not your confidence;
facts, but not your truth;
money, but not your wealth;
possessions, but not your joy;
intelligence, but not your wisdom;
strength, but not your power;
connections, but not your character;
education, but not your experience;
position, but not your authority;
force, but not your command;
awards, but not your merit;
titles, but not your honor;
recognition, but not your dignity;
fame, but not your influence;
resources, but not your blessing;
and chance, but not your destiny. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Merit quotes by James Cook
#112. The left controls the media, the institutions of higher learning and the government. They preach against business, disparate merit, decry free enterprise and slander capitalism. #Quote by James Cook
Merit quotes by Dan Barker
#113. Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits. It is intellectual bankruptcy. #Quote by Dan Barker
Merit quotes by Alain De Botton
#114. religions merit our attention for their sheer conceptual ambition; for changing the world in a way that few secular institutions ever have. They have managed to combine theories about ethics and metaphysics with a practical involvement in education, fashion, politics, travel, hostelry, initiation ceremonies, publishing, art and architecture – a range of interests which puts to shame the scope of the achievements of even the greatest and most influential secular movements and individuals in history. For those interested in the spread and impact of ideas, it is hard not to be mesmerized by examples of the most successful educational and intellectual movements the planet has ever witnessed. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Merit quotes by John Harvey Kellogg
#115. Tobacco has not yet been fully tried before the bar of science. But the tribunal has been prepared and the gathering of evidence has begun and when the final verdict is rendered, it will appear that tobacco is evil and only evil; that as a drug it is far more deadly than alcohol, killing in a dose a thousand times smaller, and that it does not possess a single one of the quasi merits of alcohol. #Quote by John Harvey Kellogg
Merit quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#116. Persistence in a single view has never been regarded as a merit in political leaders. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#117. Dear God," I said, dodging a pair of zombie cheerleaders to cross the busy pathway to the "Hunkiest" table, staring down at the assortment of pink, white, and pale blue panties, Ethan's green eyes staring out from the front triangle. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#118. I was impressed that she looked so good on so little sleep. I'd have looked like a plague victim on a bad hair day. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by J.I. Packer
#119. The grace of God is love freely shown toward guilty sinners, contrary to their merit and indeed in defiance of their demerit. #Quote by J.I. Packer
Merit quotes by Camillo Golgi
#120. Taking advantage of the method, found by me, of the black staining of the elements of the brain, staining obtained by the prolonged immersion of the pieces, previously hardened with potassium or ammonium bichromate, in a 0.50 or 1.0% solution of silver nitrate, I happened to discover some facts concerning the structure of the cerebral gray matter that I believe merit immediate communication. #Quote by Camillo Golgi
Merit quotes by Park Geun-hye
#121. I know more than anyone the divergent views about my father. I want to be judged on my own merits. #Quote by Park Geun-hye
Merit quotes by Tarryn Tomlinson
#122. I have an intellect worth the gold and kingdoms of seven kings. And yet, I sold myself short to a man whose actions, merit a penny. #Quote by Tarryn Tomlinson
Merit quotes by Guy De Maupassant
#123. Why is it a shame for me to cause
them to die and try to exterminate
them, tell me? You did not talk that
way when you used to come to my house
in Jeanne-d'Arc street. Ah! it is a
shame! You have not done as much,
with your cross of honor! I deserve
more merit than you, do you understand,
more than you, for I have killed more Prussians than you! #Quote by Guy De Maupassant
Merit quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#124. A war, or any wild-goose chase, is, as the vulgar use the phrase, a lucky turn-up of patronage for the minister, whose chief merit is the art of keeping himself in place. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#125. Do you have a room preference?" I asked Ethan. "Whichever you prefer," he said, "since I'll be staying with you." There was no equivocation in his voice. No question, no request for permission. It was a statement, an announcement of something he meant to do. Something he would do. "Of course you will," I said. "It would be rude to muss two of her bedrooms. We might as well bunk up and save her the trouble." Ethan rolled his eyes. "That isn't exactly the reasoning I had in mind." "Oh, I know," I said, walking back to the first bedroom. "But if I don't keep a check on your ego, you'll become insufferable." He made a sarcastic, but pleased, grunt. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Laura Hillenbrand
#126. Few societies treasured dignity, and feared humiliation, as did the Japanese, for whom a loss of honor could merit suicide. This is likely one of the reasons why Japanese soldiers in World War II debased their prisoners with such zeal, seeking to take from them that which was most painful and destructive to lose. #Quote by Laura Hillenbrand
Merit quotes by Johnny Rich
#127. A novel must be judged on its merits, not on how hard the journey was to write it. #Quote by Johnny Rich
Merit quotes by Jim Barksdale
#128. Where we can compete on merit, we do very well. #Quote by Jim Barksdale
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#129. I am beginning to remember what it means to need things. Laughter. Companionship. Love. "
He leant forward and pressed his forehead to mine. "And I need you, Merit. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Hannah More
#130. Sweet is the breath of praise when given by those whose own high merit claims the praise they give. #Quote by Hannah More
Merit quotes by Nora Roberts
#131. Love isn't a prize given on merit, or something to be taken back when there's a mistake. It's a gift, as much for the giver as the one who's given it. #Quote by Nora Roberts
Merit quotes by John Adams
#132. I do not like the late resurrection of the Jesuits ... If ever any congregation of men could merit eternal perdition on earth, and in hell, according to these historians, though, like Pascal, true Catholics, it is this company of Loyolas. #Quote by John Adams
Merit quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#133. It is not faith in Christ that saves you (though faith is the instrument) - it is Christ's blood and merits. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#134. Go ahead," I told him. "Go see your admirers. Sign some autographs. It's good PR for the House." He slid me a glance, smiled. "Not concerned one of the fans will try to sweep me away with words of love?" "Oh, they'll try to sweep," I said. "But I have no worries you'll come back to me." His smile was meltingly handsome. "Because I love you without measure?" "Of course," I said. Also, I had the car keys. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#135. Homeliness is almost as great a merit in a book as in a house, if the reader would abide there. It is next to beauty, and a very high art. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Merit quotes by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
#136. Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them. #Quote by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Merit quotes by Claude Monet
#137. One is too taken up with all that one sees and hears in Paris, however strong one is, and what I do here [in Etretat] will at least have the merit of being unlike anyone else, at least I believe so, because it will simply be the expression of what I, and only I, have felt. #Quote by Claude Monet
Merit quotes by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
#138. It's still possible for an American to make a fortune on his own." "Sure - provided somebody tells him when he's young enough that there is a Money River, that there's nothing fair about it, that he had damn well better forget about hard work and the merit system and honesty and all that crap, and get to where the river is. 'Go where the rich and the powerful are,' I'd tell him, 'and learn their ways. They can be flattered and they can be scared. Please them enormously or scare them enormously, and one moonless night they will put their fingers to their lips, warning you not to make a sound. And they will lead you through the dark to the widest, deepest river of wealth ever known to man. You'll be shown your place on the riverbank, and handed a bucket all your own. Slurp as much as you want, but try to keep the racket of your slurping down. A poor man might hear. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#139. His(Luc) eyes widened appreciatively as he took in my dress, heels, hair. "You look beautiful."
Ethan beat me to a response. "Thank you. But you should compliment Merit as well. She cleans up nicely."
Luc snorted, glanced at me. "And you don't look half-bad yourself, Sentinel."
"Thank you, Luc. He's just jealous. He prefers to be the arm candy. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by T Bone Burnett
#140. 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. #Quote by T Bone Burnett
Merit quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#141. The case of Andrews is really a very bad one, as appears by the record already before me. Yet before receiving this I had orderedhis punishment commuted to imprisonmentand had so telegraphed. I did this, not on any merit in the case, but because I am trying to evade the butchering business lately. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Merit quotes by Frank McCourt
#142. You have to give yourself credit, not too much because that would be bragging. #Quote by Frank McCourt
Merit quotes by Robert Fisk
#143. Equal time is not necessary when dealing with evil. Nazis do not merit equal or fair treatment. #Quote by Robert Fisk
Merit quotes by Francis Quarles
#144. The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient. #Quote by Francis Quarles
Merit quotes by Stephen Reinhardt
#145. Defendants' essential contention is that bans on same-sex marriage promote the welfare of children, by encouraging good parenting in stable opposite-sex families ... Defendants have presented no evidence of any such effect. Indeed, they cannot even explain the manner in which, as they predict, children of opposite-sex couples will be harmed. Their other contentions are equally without merit. #Quote by Stephen Reinhardt
Merit quotes by Louise Bogan
#146. Come, drunks and drug-takers; come perverts unnerved!
Receive the laurel, given, though late, on merit; to whom
and wherever deserved.
Parochial punks, trimmers, nice people, joiners true-blue,
Get the hell out of the way of the laurel. It is deathless
And it isn't for you. #Quote by Louise Bogan
Merit quotes by Rand Paul
#147. In America, as opposed to the old country, success was based on merit. #Quote by Rand Paul
Merit quotes by Mason Cooley
#148. My aspiration now is to get by luck what I could not get by merit. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Merit quotes by Randy Alcorn
#149. This gift cannot be worked for, earned, or achieved. It's not dependent on our merit or effort but solely on Christ's generous sacrifice on our behalf. #Quote by Randy Alcorn
Merit quotes by David Mamet
#150. My generation has a giddy delight in dissolution. [...] To inspire the
unsophisticated young to demand "change" is an easy and a cheap trick - it was the tactic of the Communist Internationale in the thirties, another "movement.[...] We were self-taught in the sixties to award ourselves merit for membership in a superior group–irrespective of our
group's accomplishments. We continue to do so, irrespective of accomplishments, individual or communal, having told each other we were special. We learned that all one need do is refrain from trusting
anybody over thirty; that all people are alike, and to judge their behavior was "judgmental"; that property is theft. As we did not investigate these assertions or their implications, we could not act
upon them and felt no need to do so. For we were the culmination of history, superior to all those misguided who had come before, which is to say all humanity. Though we had never met a payroll, fought for an education, obsessed about the rent, raised a child, carried a weapon for our country, or searched for work. Though we had never been in sufficient distress to call upon God, we indicted those who had. And continue to do so. #Quote by David Mamet
Merit quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#151. But I don't mean to flatter you: if you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Merit quotes by Elias Lyman Magoon
#152. He is always the severest censor of the merit of others who has the least worth of his own. #Quote by Elias Lyman Magoon
Merit quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#153. A number of the heads of the offices were slippery politicians of a low moral grade, themselves appointed under the spoils system, and anxious, directly or indirectly, to break down the merit system and to pay their own political debts by appointing their henchmen and supporters to the positions under them. Occasionally these men acted with open and naked brutality. Ordinarily they sought by cunning to evade the law. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#154. I had to fight the urge to turn on him and level my sword at the shrunken black nugget of his heart. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Letitia Baldrige
#155. Administrations had come and gone in Pennsylvania Avenue, but many old entertaining traditions had survived - thru habit and not thru merit. #Quote by Letitia Baldrige
Merit quotes by Horatius Bonar
#156. The gospel is the proclamation of free love; the revelation of the boundless charity of God. Nothing less than this will suit our world; nothing else is so likely to touch the heart, to go down to the lowest depths of depraved humanity, as the assurance that the sinner has been loved
loved by God, loved with a righteous love, loved with a free love that makes no bargain as to merit, or fitness, or goodness. #Quote by Horatius Bonar
Merit quotes by Felix J. Palma
#157. If Wells recognized any merit in [Henry] James, it was his undeniable talent for using very long sentences in order to say nothing at all. p. 516 #Quote by Felix J. Palma
Merit quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#158. Merit karma is a credit amount and demerit karma is a debit amount [owe the amount to repay]. One is free to spend his accumulated amount wherever he wants. #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Merit quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#159. Wanting to work is so rare a merit, that it should be encouraged. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Merit quotes by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
#160. That in morals, as in all other branches of knowledge, the gravest errors are the dogmas of science; that, even in works of justice, to be mistaken is a privilege which ennobles man; and that whatever philosophical merit may attach to me is infinitely small. To name a thing is easy: the difficulty is to discern it before its appearance. In giving expression to the last stage of an idea, - an idea which permeates all minds, which to-morrow will be proclaimed by another if I fail to announce it to-day, - I can claim no merit save that of priority of utterance. Do we eulogize the man who first perceives the dawn? #Quote by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Merit quotes by Douglas Coupland
#161. You really have to wonder why we even bother to get up in the morning. I mean, really: Why work? Simply to buy more stuff? That's just not enough. Look at us all. What's the common assumption that got us all from there to here? What makes us deserve the ice cream and running shoes and wool Italian suits we have? I mean, I see all of us trying so hard to acquire so much stuff, but I can't help but feeling that we didn't merit it ... #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#162. I'm still alive," Gabriel pointed out. "Nick is also still alive, as is Merit. Everybody wave. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#163. [This is] the only period in all human history when people were proud of being modern. For though to-day is always to-day and the moment is always modern, we are the only men in all history who fell back upon bragging about the mere fact that to-day is not yesterday. I fear that some in the future will explain it by saying that we had precious little else to brag about. For, whatever the medieval faults, they went with one merit. Medieval people never worried about being medieval; and modern people do worry horribly about being modern. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#164. But night came again, because night, like death and taxes, was inevitable. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Emily Dickinson
#165. The Spider as an Artist Has never been employed- Though his surpassing Merit Is freely certified. #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Merit quotes by Lewis Fry Richardson
#166. Another advantage of a mathematical statement is that it is so definite that it might be definitely wrong; and if it is found to be wrong, there is a plenteous choice of amendments ready in the mathematicians' stock of formulae. Some verbal statements have not this merit; they are so vague that they could hardly be wrong, and are correspondingly useless. #Quote by Lewis Fry Richardson
Merit quotes by Booker T. Washington
#167. From any point of view, I had rather be what I am, a member of the Negro race, than be able to claim membership with the most favoured of any other race. I have always been made sad when I have heard members of any race claiming rights and privileges, or certain badges of distinction, on the ground simply that they were members of this or that race, regardless of their own individual worth or attainments. I have been made to feel sad for such persons because I am conscious of the fact that mere connection with what is known as a superior race will not permanently carry an individual forward unless he has individual worth, and mere connection with what is regarded as an inferior race will not finally hold an individual back if he possesses intrinsic, individual merit. Every persecuted individual and race should get much consolation out of the great human law, which is universal and eternal, that merit, no matter under what skin found, is, in the long run, recognized and rewarded. This I have said here, not to call attention to myself as an individual, but to the race to which I am proud to belong. #Quote by Booker T. Washington
Merit quotes by Rosamund Pike
#168. I always think that the people who have the hardest time in the spotlight are the people who have unearned fame, like the girlfriends of people who are famous or people who become figures of attention, not through their own merit. #Quote by Rosamund Pike
Merit quotes by Sarada Devi
#169. Such is life, here today, gone tomorrow! Nothing goes with one, except one's merit and demerit; good and evil deeds follow one even after death. #Quote by Sarada Devi
Merit quotes by William Shakespeare
#170. The force of his own merit makes his way-a gift that heaven gives for him. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Merit quotes by Serena Valentino
#171. It's hard to feel sorry for those willing to fling themselves into disaster. They are their own undoing, my dear. They bring it upon themselves. They don't merit your pity. #Quote by Serena Valentino
Merit quotes by George Eliot
#172. They say fortune is a woman and capricious. But sometimes she is a good woman, and gives to those who merit. #Quote by George Eliot
Merit quotes by Samuel Johnson
#173. He that has once concluded it lawful to resist power, when it wants merit, will soon find a want of merit, to justify his resistance to power. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Merit quotes by Giuseppe Peano
#174. Certainly it is permitted to anyone to put forward whatever hypotheses he wishes, and to develop the logical consequences contained in those hypotheses. But in order that this work merit the name of Geometry, it is necessary that these hypotheses or postulates express the result of the more simple and elementary observations of physical figures. #Quote by Giuseppe Peano
Merit quotes by Jarod Kintz
#175. Hard work sends your opponent a message. It says you're not talented enough to win on intrinsic merit alone. I sent my opponent a message. It said, "I'm to lazy to edit before hitting send. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Merit quotes by K.J. Parker
#176. Hope, though; now there's a real pest. Hope doesn't just nibble your cheese and chew holes in your skirting boards. Hope keeps you plodding on when it really is time to call it quits. Hope drags you to sixteen auditions in a single day, when there's a nice job in your brother-in-law's tannery just waiting for you. Hope keeps you going in Old Stairs or Paradise, even though there's no money and nothing to eat and the landlord just took your chair and your chamber pot. Personally, I can see no great merit in simply being alive if you're miserable and in pain, but Hope won't let you go. She's a tease, like bad children teasing a dumb animal, and I've made a point of avoiding her whenever I can. Still, sometimes she runs you down and there's nowhere left for you to go. You can turn and fight her and lose, or let her scoop you up and turn your brain to mush.

Hope against hope. We had human chains shifting those blocks with levers and rollers, through the narrow alleys where carts couldn't go. We had shifts digging the ditch by lamplight, in the rain. And in every working party there was at least one man who cheerfully announced that it wasn't going to work, the whole idea was stupid, the enemy'll find a way round this in two shakes, just you see; and even he didn't really believe it, because of Hope. Hope turns a hundred men and women ripping the skin off their hands on a coarse hemp rope into a street party. Someone tells a joke, or clowns around, or starts singing a f #Quote by K.J. Parker
Merit quotes by Laozi
#177. The Sage expects no recognition for what he does; he achieves merit but does not take it to himself; he does not wish to display his worth. #Quote by Laozi
Merit quotes by Kathy Reichs
#178. I try to be open-minded, to judge each individual on merit and accomplishment. I hold no bias against any belief system, sexual orientation, or skin color that differs from mine. I do not hate in stereotype. #Quote by Kathy Reichs
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#179. I frowned with disappointment. I'm not sure what I'd expected to see, although a short, dark-haired man standing beneath a floating neon arrow that read BAD GUY HERE would have been nice. A suspect and quick confession wouldn't have been amiss, either. This was a lot harder than in the movies. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by William Hazlitt
#180. We prefer ourselves to others, only because we a have more intimate consciousness and confirmed opinion of our own claims and merits than of any other person's. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#181. My first few weeks as a vampire had been inordinately busy. Like The Young and the Restless, but with slightly dead people. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Roger Scruton
#182. We believe that if the argument for equality has merit, it does so because it protects difference. Equality used to allow those who differ not to subsume themselves under another's identity but to claim equity for their distinction and the State's protection in maintaining and even defending it. Now, however, equality is being used to erase difference, destroy institutional distinction and remove proper and plural provision for different groups, faiths and organisations ... What is needed here is equity that respects difference not equality that destroys it. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Merit quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#183. More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Merit quotes by Brian McKnight
#184. People now have been conditioned to believe they should only buy one song at a time, that nobody can make an entire record that would merit you paying, you know, $7, $8, $10 when CDs in the '90s were $18, $19 and people bought millions and millions and millions of them. #Quote by Brian McKnight
Merit quotes by Pierce Brown
#185. As the Laurel-wreathed boxes come down to Gamma, I think about how clever it really is. They won't let us win the Laurel. They don't care that the math doesn't work. They don't care that the young scream in protest and the old moan their same tired wisdoms. This is just a demonstration of their power. It is their power. They decide the winner. A game of merit won by birth. It keeps the hierarchy in place. It keeps us striving, but never conspiring.

Yet despite the disappointment, some part of us doesn't blame the Society. We blame Gamma, who receives the gifts. A man's only got so much hate, I suppose. And when he sees his children's ribs through their shirts while his neighbors line their bellies with meat stews and sugared tarts, it's hard for him to hate anyone but them. You think they'd share. They don't. #Quote by Pierce Brown
Merit quotes by John Quincy Adams
#186. It is no slight testimonial, both to the merit and worth of Christianity, that in all ages since its promulgation the great mass of those who have risen to eminence by their profound wisdom and integrity have recognized and reverenced Jesus of Nazareth as the Son of the living God. #Quote by John Quincy Adams
Merit quotes by G.I. Gurdjieff
#187. I also very well remember that on another occasion the father dean said: 'In order that at responsible age a man may be a real man and not a parasite, his education must without fail be based on the following ten principles. 'From early childhood there should be instilled in the child: Belief in receiving punishment for disobedience. Hope of receiving reward only for merit. Love of God - but indiference to the saints. Remorse of conscience for the ill-treatment of animals. Fear of grieving parents and teachers. Fearlessness towards devils, snakes and mice. Joy in being content merely with what one has. Sorrow at the loss of the goodwill of others. Patient endurance of pain and hunger. The striving early to earn one's bread. #Quote by G.I. Gurdjieff
Merit quotes by Pat Benatar
#188. I've enjoyed every age I've been, and each has had its own individual merit. Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I've been present, the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I display proudly for all to see. Nowadays, I don't want a "perfect" face and body; I want to wear the life I've lived. #Quote by Pat Benatar
Merit quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#189. There is no country in which so absolute a homage is paid to wealth. In America there is a touch of shame when a man exhibits theevidences of large property, as if after all it needed apology. But the Englishman has pure pride in his wealth, and esteems it a final certificate. A coarse logic rules throughout all English souls: if you have merit, can you not show it by your good clothes and coach and horses? #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Merit quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#190. No matter how avid they themselves may be for praise and appreciation, people are often niggardly in giving it to others, however merited it is. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Merit quotes by Jane Austen
#191. We certainly do not forget you as soon as you forget us. It is, perhaps, our fate rather than our merit. We cannot help ourselves. We live at home, quiet, confined, and our feelings prey upon us. You are forced on exertion. You have always a profession, pursuits, business of some sort or other, to take you back into the world immediately, and continual occupation and change soon weaken impressions. #Quote by Jane Austen
Merit quotes by Gilles Deleuze
#192. The modulating principle of "salary according to merit" has not failed to tempt national education itself. Indeed, just as the corporation replaces the factory, perpetual training tends to replace the school, and continuous control to replace the examination. Which is the surest way of delivering the school over to the corporation. #Quote by Gilles Deleuze
Merit quotes by David Hume
#193. Heroism, or military glory, is much admired by the generality of mankind. They consider it as the most sublime kind of merit. Menof cool reflection are not so sanguine in their praises of it. #Quote by David Hume
Merit quotes by Stephanie Dray
#194. No one wanted to serve anymore. Not when, under our new government, any man, whether a gentleman or a scoundrel, could say whatever he pleased and print whatever libels he wished without consequence. And the ignorant populists, spewing tobacco juice as they ranted, took full advantage. As if the notion that all men were created equal somehow meant that one need not aspire to knowledge and ability - all distinctions of class, breeding, or merit discarded, all notions of civility deserted. #Quote by Stephanie Dray
Merit quotes by Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche
#195. You cannot simply take a mala from someone else and start using it. When you buy a mala you have to make sure that it accords with the advice we have just discussed, and then before you use a mala - whether it is old or new - you should bless it. How do we bless the mala? There are different methods for blessing a mala, and some are more elaborate than others. In Buddhism there are two types of conduct: elaborate and simple. Elaborate conduct, for example, involves having many thangkas, statues, and lots of offerings, such as flowers and so forth. However, Buddhism is also very practical, and so there are more simple forms of practice where you utilize visualization. However, you should not use unelaborated versions of practice simply out of laziness. Making offerings are an important part of practice since these actions accumulate merit, and it is merit that brings about our happiness. People often refer to luck and fortune, but really #Quote by Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche
Merit quotes by Frederick Marryat
#196. If I cannot narrate a life of adventurous and daring exploits, fortunately I have no heavy crimes to confess: and, if I do not rise in the estimation of the reader for acts of gallantry and devotion in my country's cause, at least I may claim the merit of zealous and persevering continuance in my vocation. We are all of us variously gifted from Above, and he who is content to walk, instead of to run, on his allotted path through life, although he may not so rapidly attain the goal, has the advantage of not being out of breath upon his arrival. #Quote by Frederick Marryat
Merit quotes by Bangambiki Habyarimana
#197. Fate seems to scourge some people with her furies, while it ravishes others with her graces with none having done absolutely nothing to suffer the furies or merit the graces. #Quote by Bangambiki Habyarimana
Merit quotes by Peter M. Senge
#198. Several years ago, Debashish Chatterjee, a good friend and well-known author on leadership1 opened a seminar on leadership at MIT by saying, 'I've been guided in my work by the notion that older is often better. If an idea has been around for a few thousand years, it's been submitted to many tests - which is a good indicator that it might have some real merit. We're fixated on newness, which often misleads us into elevating novelty over substance. #Quote by Peter M. Senge
Merit quotes by Chloe Neill
#199. The sword's a really nice touch - did you get it at Faire Makers? - but I'm not buying the attitude. It's not really Merit. You should be channeling your inner vampire sex warrior. Like this," she said, then put her hands on her hips, canted out one leg, and smiled sensually. "What?" was all I could think to say. "Maybe a little more cleavage, too." "Cleavage." She nodded, winked. "A vampire sex warrior can never show too much cleavage. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Merit quotes by Roxane Gay
#200. That the question of likability even exists in literary conversations is odd. It implies that we are engaging in a courtship. When characters are unlikable, they don't meet our mutable, varying standards. Certainly we can find kinship in fiction, but literary merit shouldn't be dictated by whether we want to be friends or lovers with those about whom we read. #Quote by Roxane Gay

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