A Quote by John Adams on catholicism, company, earth, eternity, hell, men, and merit

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.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Letter to Jefferson, May 5, 1816. Official edition, Writings of Thomas

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A Quote by Jeffrey Shallit on belief, ideas, merit, nature, respect, and society

What [he] is apparently objecting to is that not everyone takes his beliefs seriously. Indeed, some don't seem to respect his beliefs at all, and actually poke fun at them. Well, I have news for [him]: that's the nature of a free society. Opinions don't necessarily merit respect; they must earn respect in the marketplace of ideas.

Jeffrey Shallit

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on glory, men, and merit

It is the glory and merit of some men to write well and of others not to write at all.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: The Theophrastus of France, 1688.

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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on cooking, merit, and world

He makes his cook his merit, and the world visits his dinners and not him.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

Source: Le Misanthrope, 1666, act II, sc. v

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on merit, reputation, uncertainty, and world

Reputation is in itself only a farthing candle, of a wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on merit


Of my merit On thet pint you yourself may jedge; All is, I never drink no sperit, Nor I haint never signed no pledge.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. vii.

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A Quote by James Keller on christ, christianity, faith, god, happiness, jesus, love, merit, performance, religion, spirit, and victory

Christopher Columbus, in a letter addressed to Ferdinand and Isabella, the King and Queen of Spain: ". . . But these great and marvelous results are not to be attributed to any merit of mine, but to the holy Christian faith, and to the piety and religion of our Sovereigns; for that which the unaided intellect of man could not compass, the spirit of God has granted to human exertions, for God is wont to hear the prayers of His servants who love His precepts even to the performance of apparent impossibilities . . . "Therefore, let the King and Queen, our princes and their most happy kingdoms, and all the other provinces of Christendom, render thanks to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who has granted us so great a victory . . ."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Hugh W. Nibley on day, foolishness, jealousy, merit, present, and world

And the issue is never the merits of the evidence but always the jealous rivalry of the contestants to see which would be the official light unto the world. Right down to the present day we have been the spectators of a foolish contest between equally vain and bigoted rivals.

Hugh W. Nibley

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on consequences, merit, and parenthood

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, so he be a man of merit.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on merit and modesty

Thy modesty 's a candle to thy merit.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 3.

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