Merit quotes & sayings

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If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it. - Charlotte Bronte

It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity. Who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether there be not more remarkable persons forgot than any that stand remembered in the known account of time. - Sir Thomas Browne

View the whole scene, with critic judgment scan, And then deny him merit if you can. Where he falls short, 'tis Nature's fault alone Where he succeeds, the merit's all his own. - Charles Churchill

A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honour, for thus can he persuade others, as well as himself, that he is a worthy target for the arrows of fate. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Age is no mark of merit unless you do something constructive with it. - Irving Berlin

Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person. - Charles Caleb Colton

Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend. - Alexander Pope

More glorious to merit a sceptre than to possess one. - Napoleon Bonaparte