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Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness.
Confidence
Joseph Addison

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

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

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Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
Respectability
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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For its merit I will knight it, and then it will be Sir-Loin.
Food and Eating
Charles II

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Our impartiality is kept for abstract merit and demerit, which none of us ever saw.
Impartiality
George Eliot

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Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art.
Arts and Artists
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.
Applause
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Speak little and well if you wish to be esteemed a person of merit.
Merit
French Proverb

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A small demerit extinguishes a long service.
Wrong
Thomas Fuller

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Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls.
Modesty
Madame de Girardin

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It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
Fools and Foolishness
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
Scholars and Scholarship
Georg Hegel

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

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

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Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Ambition
Joseph Joubert

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Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck.
Respectability
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
Merit
Walter Savage Landor

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Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged.
Work
Abraham Lincoln

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We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.
Friends and Friendship
W. Somerset Maugham

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What is merit? The opinion one man entertains of another.
Merit
Lord Palmerston

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Good birth is a fine thing, but the merit is our ancestors.
Birth
Plutarch

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

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Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Merit
Alexander Pope

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