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The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
In K-12, almost everybody goes to local schools. Universities are a bit different because kids actually do pick the university. The bizarre thing, though, is that the merit of university is actually how good the students going in are: the SAT scores of the kids going in.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
I've learned to think, I may succeed or fail, but I'm going to do so on the merit of my own instincts.
Immediately after 11 September, the U.S. closed down the Somali charitable network Al-Barakaat on grounds that it was financing terror. This achievement was hailed one of the great successes of the 'war on terror.' In contrast, Washington's withdrawal of its charges as without merit a year later aroused little notice.
To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any price less than that which is infinite in value; and infinity of merit can only result from a nature that is infinitely divine or perfect.
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
Edgar Allan Poe
I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.
Now things have changed for the better. Our reforms end seniority and tenure so we can hire and fire based on merit and pay based on performance. That means we can put the best and the brightest in our classrooms - and we can keep them there.
Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition.
Evidently the merit depends on the result of the work.
The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and at the foundation, the pre-eminence of family.
The unions say 'last hired - first fired,', we say hire and fire based on merit. We want the best and brightest in the classroom.
God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.
Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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