"What is merit? The opinion one man entertains of another."
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"Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul."
"Merit is often an obstacle to fortune; the reason is it produces two bad effects, envy and fear."
"Speak little and well if you wish to be esteemed a person of merit."
"Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters."
"Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make."
"Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly."
"That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it."
"Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food."
"Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is."
"The best theology would need no advocates; it would prove itself."
"Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means."
"There is no method but to be very intelligent."
"There is a point at which methods devour themselves."
"I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality."
"It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England."
"I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind."
"Your mind is what makes everything else work."
"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
"We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance."
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