“Nearly all the things I do that are of any merit at all start off just being good fun.”


Brian Eno

“Nevertheless, the central affirmation of the Reformation stands: through no merit of ours, but by his mercy, WE HAVE BEEN RESTORED to a right relationship with God through the life, death, and resurrection of his beloved Son. This is the Good News, the gospel of Grace”

Brennan Manning

“I [will] not go to heaven because I am a preacher. I am going to heaven entirely on the merit of the work of Christ.”


Billy Graham

“Frege has the merit of … finding a third assertion by recognising the world of logic which is neither mental nor physical.”


Bertrand Russell

“The photograph may be presented as finely and artistically as you will; but to merit serious consideration, must be directly connected with the world we live in.”


Berenice Abbott

“The pleasures of this world are rather from God’s goodness than our own merit.”


Benjamin Franklin

“Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.”


Benjamin Disraeli

“The sage never seems to know his own merits, for only by not noticing them can you call others’ attention to them.”


Baltasar Gracian

“The more merit, the less affection.”


Baltasar Gracian

“Like pictures, men should be judged by their merits and not by their defects.”


Bainbridge Colby