merit

A Quote by George Eliot on merit

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

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 4, ch. 40, 1871.

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A Quote by George Eliot on bitterness, death, history, memory, merit, past, preparation, shame, and present

With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man's past is not simply a dead history, an outworn preparation of the present: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavours and the tinglings of a merited shame.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 6, ch. 61, 1871.

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A Quote by George Colman, the Younger on men, merit, and modesty

On their own merits modest men are dumb.

George Colman Colman (1762 - 1836)

Source: Epilogue to the Heir at Law.

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on cats, merit, and sacrifice

The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on men and merit

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Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by ElRay L. Christiansen on blessings, death, eternity, fatherhood, gifts, glory, guidance, honor, indifference, laws, life, mercy, merit, salvation, and time

So this estate is given each of us to determine whether or not we will merit glory and honor "for ever and ever," or whether we will rebel and refuse or be indifferent and not comply with the conditions and the laws and the ordinances provided by a merciful Father for our guidance through life and our protection and our salvation and thereby, by so doing, deny ourselves the fabulous gift and blessing of eternal life. This life, then, is a time of "sifting," a time when the "wheat" is separated from the "chaff," a time of deciding who is who and where we will live after we die.

ElRay L. Christiansen (1897 - 1975)

Source: at BYU, March 24, 1964, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

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A Quote by Elisabeth Sophie Chéron on judgment, men, and merit

We ought not to judge of men's merits by their qualifications, but by the use they make of them.

Elisabeth Sophie Cheron (1648 - 1711)

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A Quote by Edward Moore on friendship and merit

Can't I another's face commend, And to her virtues be a friend, But instantly your forehead lowers, As if her merit lessen'd yours?

Edward Moore (1712 - 1757)

Source: The Farmer, the Spaniel, and the Cat. Fable ix.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on good, judgment, and merit

We should not judge of a man's merit by his good qualities, but by the use he can make of them.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on constancy, love, and merit

There are two sorts of constancy in love-one arises from continually discovering in the loved person new subjects for love, the other arises from our making a merit of being constant.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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