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'Tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it.
~ Joseph Addison

 

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An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
~ Walter Savage Landor

 

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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.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul.
~ Alexander Pope

 

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Here is a field open for talent; and here, merit will a have certain favor, and industry is graced with its due reward.
~ Claudius

 

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It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
~ Francesco Petrarch

 

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Merit is often an obstacle to fortune; the reason is it produces two bad effects, envy and fear.
~ Proverb

 

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Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters.
~ Charles Maurice De Talleyrand

 

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Speak little and well if you wish to be esteemed a person of merit.
~ French Proverb

 

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We may not always get what we want, but surely we will get what we deserve.
~ Doug Horton

 

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What is merit? The opinion one man entertains of another.
~ Lord Palmerston

 

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