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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.
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
James Russell Lowell
In the workplace, employees should be judged on their merit and hard work and not on aspects that are irrelevant to their performance.
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.
Win on your merit, not your skin color.
It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.
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I like winning or losing, failing or succeeding on my own merit.
Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
But if our sex would but well consider and rationally ponder, they will perceive and find that it is neither words nor place that can advance them, but worth and merit.
To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
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.
A man of merit owes himself to the homage of the rest of mankind who recognize his worth.
Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
Merit pay has failed repeatedly, and it's no surprise. When you base teacher pay on standardized test scores, you won't improve education; you just promote the high-stakes testing craze that's led parents, students and educators to shout 'Enough!' all across the country.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.
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.
Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
It is important that the Church of London, which has now lost its ruler, should receive for its new bishop a man whose personal merit, attainments in learning, and prudence in managing public business shall not be unworthy of the dignity of that see.
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