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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Merit
 
A man who displays his own merit is a fool, and a man who does not know it, is a fool.  Chesterfield.  1
Dignities and honors set off merit, as good dress does good figure.  2
Merit is sure to rise.  Hans Andersen.  3
True merit is like a river: the deeper it is the less noise it makes.  Halifax.  4
True merit, like the pearl inside the oyster, is content to remain quiet until it finds an opening.  Punch.  5
 
 
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