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Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise. - Alexander Pope

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered. - Wystan Hugh Auden

The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune. - William Hazlitt

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving. - William Shakespeare

Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers. - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]

In view of the meaning given to this honour in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will. - Boris Pasternak

Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze. - Samuel Johnson