People talk about 'getting rid of the old image' and I guess there's some merit in that. But the truth is that people loved 'The Wonder Years' - I can't turn my back on it.
It is the merit of a general to impart good news and to conceal the truth.
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.
You know I believe that technology is the great leveler. Technology permits anybody to play. And in some ways I think technology - it's not only a great tool for democratization but it's a great tool for eliminating prejudice and advancing meritocracies.
In America as opposed to the old country success was based on merit.
I am willing to compete on my merits and on my character - not with the color of my skin. We talk about being a color-blind society but I don't think the political process could actually handle that.
In science 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics versus on its own merits. I can respect that.
I am sure that on the one hand the Rothschilds appreciate the merits of Marx and that on the other hand Marx feels an instinctive inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds.
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier a dangerous quality in the captain and a positive crime in the statesman.
The learner always begins by finding fault but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
We read too much Shakespeare at school and view our parliamentary politics as dynastic drama in which an impatient crown prince frets at his long subordination and begins to scheme for the throne he knows he merits was promised and has earned.
In politics merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised like a target to a position to be fired at.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
If you are cast in a different mould to the majority it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
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.
Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds merit and honesty.
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.
I believe that President Clinton considered the legal merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them and he rendered his judgment wise or unwise on the merits.
Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty good likelihood their case - no matter what its merit - will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
Without feeling abashed by my ignorance I confess that I am absolutely unable to say. In the absence of an appearance of learning my answer has at least one merit that of perfect sincerity.
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.