merit

A Quote by Thomas Gray on fatherhood, god, hope, and merit

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.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Epitaph.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on merit, novelty, originality, and sincerity

The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by T. W. Saunders on books, errors, experience, facts, guidance, merit, past, practice, success, and work

Books alone, however well written, or richly stored with facts, cannot teach all that is necessary to be know about the subject; they can only act as a guide. We must examine the work of the past, and note down errors of practice that have led to failures for rectification; so as to go forward with additional experience and a firm resolve to merit success in the new year.

T. W. Saunders

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on acceptance, merit, silence, and world

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on art, merit, and work

Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on contentment, merit, misery, praise, suffering, and temper

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Pierre Simon de Laplace on achievement, appreciation, genius, ideas, inventions, men, merit, simplicity, and value

It is India that gave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by means of ten symbols, each symbol receiving a value of position as well as an absolute value; a profound and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit. But its very simplicity and the great ease which it has lent to computations put our arithmetic in the first rank of useful inventions; and we shall appreciate the grandeur of the achievement the more when we remember that it escaped the genius of Archimedes and Apollonius, two of the greatest men produced by antiquity.

Pierre Simon de Laplace (1749 - 1827)

Source: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on criticism, expectation, and merit

In the firm expectation that when London shall be a habitation of bitterns, when St. Paul and Westminster Abbey shall stand shapeless and nameless ruins in the midst of an unpeopled marsh, when the piers of Waterloo Bridge shall become the nuclei of islets of reeds and osiers, and cast the jagged shadows of their broken arches on the solitary stream, some Transatlantic commentator will be weighing in the scales of some new and now unimagined system of criticism the respective merits of the Bells and the Fudges and their historians.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Dedication to Peter Bell.

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on crime and merit

It is not a merit to tolerate, but rather a crime to be intolerant.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on beginning, charity, faults, merit, pity, pride, and virtue

Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And even his failings lean'd to Virtue's side.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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