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Fair Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Fair.

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Acceptance Happiness Choice

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not fair to ask of others
what you are not willing to do yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Get over it - Life isn't Supposed to be fair.
You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
Get over yourself, and be of service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your
governments have made before.
- John Perry Barlow

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
- Ovid

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing
for most of us that it is not.
- Oscar Wilde

In fair weather prepare for foul.
- Thomas Fuller

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices
that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
- Orrin Hatch

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We will never be authentically angry or authentically
fair while we are trying to be both at once.
- Ray Blanton

Time's stern tide, with cold Oblivion's wave,
Shall soon dissolve each fair, each fading charm.
- Anna Seward

It was a fair decision, the penalty,
even though it was debatable whether it was inside or outside the box.
- Bobby Charlton

According to the law of nature it is only fair that
no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the
impersonators would be dead.
- Johnny Carson

Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
- Robert Fulghum

We play fair and we play hard.
If we win the game we win, if we lose the game,
we lose.
- Jason Williams

Fair or not, it always sucks when everyone wanders
back from Sundance talking about how bad the movies were.
- Donal Logue

Love consists in giving without getting in return;
in giving what is not owed,
what is not due the other.
That's why true love is never based,
as associations for utility or pleasure are,
on a fair exchange.
- Mortimer Adler

We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors,
and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
- Don Marquis

Play fair, okay?
- Colleen Haskell

I had a lot of respect for Biggie, and it was just a weird,
kinda difficult thing.
When I'm doing touchy interviews like that,
I just try to be fair to both parties.
- Angie Martinez

We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity.
- Aeschylus

I'm very partisan, but I'm also very fair.
- Donald M. Payne

Fear not; and the God of mercies grant a full gale
and a fair entry into His kingdom,
which may carry sweetly and swiftly over the bar,
that you find not the rub of death.
- Donald Cargill

The overriding rule, if you want to run a domain,
is to be fair.
- Jon Postel

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have
become the most empowering tool we've ever created.
They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity,
and they can be shaped by their user.
- Bill Gates

For my part, I plan to work out a fair and adequate
redistribution of city services to all city neighborhoods.
- Jane Byrne

Life isn't fair.
It's just fairer than death, that's all.
- William Goldman

It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary,
who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers,
to charge them with prejudice.
- Paul Harris

I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word
"fair" in connection with income tax policies.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I kind of like the position of being the fair-haired savior of my mother.
- Patty Duke

It's not fair that the accused is not protected from
adverse publicity whilst the accuser is guaranteed anonymity,
whatever the verdict.
- Jonathan King

I felt that K wasn't getting a fair shake anyway.
- Nicholas Lea

When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair
to us-but rather to care for us,
to be considerate of us.
There is a world of difference here between demanding justice...
and begging or pleading for love.
- Mortimer Adler

We get a ton of email; everybody does now.
It gives us a kind of a pulse that you can feel.We hear people saying,
thank you for being fair, for being balanced.
- Brit Hume

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their
objectives despite all obstacles and barriers.
It may be possible to speed or hinder them,
but impossible to stop them.
- Jose Marti

I did have a big following in the upper New York area.
I was at the New York State Fair a few times over the years.
I have areas that I say are my areas.
- Bobby Vinton

And she was fair as is the rose in May.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market,
head held high, not crawling in.
Negotiations? Yes.
Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No.
- Harold Wilson

If I am treated fairly, I like to do things in a fair manner.
That is the way I have been all my career.
I haven't tried to do things in an underhanded way.
- Damon Hill

Ah, lives of men!
When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture;
when misfortune comes -
A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
- Aeschylus

It occurred to me, when I was old enough to make rules of my own,
that they should be fair and simple.
- Moon Unit Zappa

I think the hard thing about all these tools is that
it takes a fair amount of effort to become proficient.
- Bill Joy

It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair
price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
- Warren Buffett

I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame
or a professional career to practice clean living,
fair play and good sportsmanship.
- Major Taylor

The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave
him every opportunity to explain himself.
- Martin Bashir

They planned this fair to bring business to Chicago,
into the Loop.
But you could have fired a cannon down state street and hit nobody,
because everybody was out at the fair.
- Sally Rand

Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker
safety will be indispensable if they are to get their
fair share of President Bush's austere budget for the next fiscal year.
- Arlen Spector

How do you make things fair?
- Al Sharpton

I won all the blue ribbons for canning at the state fair.
- Loretta Lynn

What name to call thee by, O virgin fair,
I know not, for thy looks are not of earth And more
than mortal seems thy countenances.
- Petrarch

I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman
who has had her fair share of life's knocks.
- Pauline Hanson

I've always tried to be fair, even-handed,
not an advocate for any group.
- Dan Rather

Foreign languages are another favourite topic,
and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion
of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.
- John Millington Synge

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism,
or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable
or which do not command our approval.
- Bainbridge Colby

And hail their queen, fair regent of the night.
- Erasmus Darwin

Everything that I have professionally,
and so much of what I have personally,
is because of this great, fair city,
and to see it being drowned like this is almost unbearable.
- Harry Connick, Jr.

Consequently many large railroad systems of heavy capitalization
bid fair to run into difficulties on the first serious
falling off in general business.
- John Moody

The Merchants of Carolina, are fair,
frank Traders.
- John Lawson

I really think everything is fair game.
- Sarah Silverman

What is not fair now is that corporations pay less and less tax,
which means that you and I pay more because we're rooted somewhere,
they've got our address, right?
- Susan George

This generation should entertain this generation.
It's only fair.
When I was a kid, I mowed the lawn.
Now, somebody else's kid can mow the lawn.
- Tom T. Hall

I respect the people who buy my records and come to my concerts.
It's only fair that I always try to give them the very best that's in me.
After all, I need them more than they need me.
- Andy Gibb


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