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«In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin.»
«Cloning may be good and it may be bad. Probably it's a bit of both. The question must not be greeted with reflex hysteria but decided quietly, soberly and on it's own merits. We need less emotion and more thought.»
«If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; you must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or, trust me, you haven't a chance.»
«It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.»
«Distanced from the work by crowds and railings, they may listen on their Acoustiguides to the plummy vowels of the Met's director, Philippe de Montebello, discoursing like an undertaker on the merits of the deceased.»
Author: Robert Hughes
, The Met
, The Undertaker
«Emulation looks out for merits, that she may exalt herself by victory; envy spies out blemishes that she may lower another by defeat»
«Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.»
Author: George Bernard Shaw
, shrivel up
, the press
«It is human to exaggerate the merits of the dead.»
«He was as shy as a newspaper is when referring to its own merits»
«He who boasts of his ancestry praises the merits of another»