Meriting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 140 pages
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Familiar Quotations MeritingBut those wars also are just, without doubt, which are ordained by God Himself, in Whom is no iniquity, and Who knows everyman's merits.ndash;Saint AugustineIf we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.ndash;Ruth BenedictRiches and power are but gifts of blind fate, whereas goodness is the result of one's own merits.ndash;Heacute;loiseHe is always the severest censor on the merits of others who has the least worth of his own.ndash;E. L. MagoonThe person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.ndash;Og MandinoWe know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.ndash;Somerset MaughamMeriting ndash; DeservingDignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.ndash;AristotleGreat minds had rather deserve contemporaneous applause without obtaining it, than obtain without deserving it. If it follow them it is well, but they will not deviate to follow it.ndash;Charles Caleb ColtonWell, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.ndash;Lady GregoryEverybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.ndash;Thomas Hardy

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