"I have been measured on my merit and on my accomplishments."
"There is huge merit in both Eastern and Western medicine, and I've taken a little bit from both."
"Leaders are judged on merit and not on caste or family names."
"It's possible to fund companies for $100,000 and find out rather quickly whether or not the idea they are pursuing has merit. Scientists now work much faster."
"In K-12, almost everybody goes to local schools. Universities are a bit different because kids actually do pick the university. The bizarre thing, though, is that the merit of university is actually how good the students going in are: the SAT scores of the kids going in."
"Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person."
"Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded. Methods are the master of masters."
"If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it."