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A Quote by Bhagavad Gita on danger, death, duty, and merit

It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one's own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.

Bhagavad Gita

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on achievement, beginning, belief, body, creation, failure, future, interest, justice, knowledge, literature, logic, mathematics, men, merit, order, past, philosophy, physics, problems, research, schools, scienc

The study of logic becomes the central study in philosophy: it gives the method of research in philosophy, just as mathematics gives the method in physics. . . . All this supposed knowledge in the traditional systems must be swept away, and a new beginning must be made. . . . To the large and still growing body of men engaged in the pursuit of science, . . . the new method, successful already in such time-honored problems as number, infinity, continuity, space and time, should make an appeal which the older methods have wholly failed to make. The one and only condition, I believe, which is necessary in order to secure for philosophy in the near future an achievement surpassing all that has hitherto been accomplished by philosophers, is the creation of a school of men with scientific training and philosophical interests, unhampered by the traditions of the past, and not misled by the literary methods of those who copy the ancients in all except their merits.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Our Knowledge of the External World, as a Field For Scientific Method in Philosophy

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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on merit and work

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A work of real merit finds favor at last.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on merit and worth

IMMODEST, adj. Having a strong sense of one's own merit, coupled with a feeble conception of worth in others.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on business and merit

FREEBOOTER, n. A conqueror in a small way of business, whose annexations lack of the sanctifying merit of magnitude.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on honor, men, merit, and praise

Fondly we think we honour merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on charm, merit, and soul

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on charm, merit, and soul

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

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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