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Thy father's merit sets thee up to view, And shows thee in the fairest point of light, To make thy virtues, or thy faults, conspicuous. (Quote by - nJoseph Addison)

There is endless merit in a man's knowing when to have done. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Speak little and well if you wish to be esteemed a person of merit. (Quote by - nFrench Proverb)

By merit raised To that bad eminence. (Quote by - nJohn Milton)

Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul. (Quote by - nAlexander Pope)

Merit is often an obstacle to fortune; the reason is it produces two bad effects, envy and fear. (Quote by - nProverb)

Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of th' unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? (Quote by - nWilliam Shakespeare)

A humble and contrite heart knows that it can merit nothing before God, and that all that is necessary is to be reconciled to one's helplessness and let our holy and almighty God care for us, just as an infant surrenders himself to his mother's care. (Quote by - O. Hallesby)

The world rewards the appearance of merit oftener than merit itself. (Quote by - nFrancois Duc de la Rochefoucauld)

Surely, sir, There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends; For, being not propped by ancestry, whose grace Chalks successors their way, nor called upon For high feats done to th' crown, neither allied To eminent assistants, but spiderlike Out of his self-drawing web, 'a gives us note, The force of his own merit makes his way, A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys A place next to the king. (Quote by - nWilliam Shakespeare)


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