Fair Quotes

It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...

Fair    Life

Who says life is fair, where is that written?

The Princess Bride

William Goldman

The Princess Bride
Fair    Life    Unfair

It's hard to fight when the fight ain't fair.

Change    Fair    Fighting

Fair means everyone gets what they need. And the only way to get what you need is to make it happen yourself.

The Red Pyramid

Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid

It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.

Defiance    Fair    Giving up    Hope    Life    Perseverance

Chiron had said once that nations were the most foolish of mortal inventions. No man is worth more than another, wherever he is from.
But what if he is your friend? Achilles had asked him, feet kicked up on the wall of the rose-quartz cave. Or your brother? Should you treat him the same as a stranger?
You ask a question that philosophers argue over, Chiron had said. He is worth more to you, perhaps. But the stranger is someone else’s friend and brother. So which life is more important?
We had been silent. We were fourteen, and these things were too hard for us. Now that we are twenty-seven, they still feel too hard.
He is half of my soul, as the poets say. He will be dead soon, and his honor is all that will remain. It is his child, his dearest self. Should I reproach him for it? I have saved Briseis. I cannot save them all.
I know, now, how I would answer Chiron. I would say: there is no answer. Whichever you choose, you are wrong.

Choices    Fair    Life    Love    Philosophy    Truth    Wise words

It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.

Life is fair. We all get the same nine-month shake in the box, and then the dice roll. Some people get a run of sevens. Some people, unfortunately, get snake-eyes. Its just how the world is.

Dice    Fair    Full dark no stars    Life    Roll    Sevens    Stephen king

Fair is whatever God wants to do.

To all those women -- strong enough to be heroes; fair enough to be ladies. This song is for you.

Fair    Female hero    Heroes    Ladies    Women

We are all born and someday we’ll all die. Most likely to some degree alone.What if our aloneness isn’t a tragedy? What if our aloneness is what allows us to speak the truth without being afraid? What if our aloneness is what allows us to adventure – to experience the world as a dynamic presence – as a changeable, interactive thing?
If I lived in Bosnia or Rwanda or who knows where else, needless death wouldn’t be a distant symbol to me, it wouldn’t be a metaphor, it would be a reality.
And I have no right to this metaphor. But I use it to console myself. To give a fraction of meaning to something enormous and needless.
This realization. This realization that I will live my life in this world where I have privileges.
I can’t cool boiling waters in Russia. I can’t be Picasso. I can’t be Jesus. I can’t save the planet single-handedly.
I can wash dishes.

Fair    Hate    Justice    Love care    Peace    Planet    Poor    World

The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their deserts; but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do?

Vanity Fair

William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair
Fair    Satire    Vanity

If I ask God to punish my enemy with vengeful prayers,
then He is fair to allow the enemy to do the same for me.

Enemy    Fair    Prayer    Revenge

You cannot be fair to others without first being fair to yourself.
Know that a well-honed sense of justice is a measure of personal experience, and all experience is a measure of self.
Know that the highest expression of justice is mercy.
Thus, as the supreme judge in your own court, you must have compassion for yourself.
Otherwise, cede your gavel.

Acceptance    Charity    Fair    Fairness    Judge    Judgment    Justice    Mercy    Personal    Self    Self esteem

What did I do to make Mommy leave?
You didn’t do anything. This isn’t your fault.
Then why? she’d wailed.
I don’t know, her daddy had said, and he looked so sad.
It isn’t fair!
No, it isn’t, baby. Not by a mile. The world’s only as fair as you can make it. Takes a lot of fight. A lot of fight. But if you stay in here, in your own little cave, that’s one less fighter on the side of fair.

Fair    Loss

Looking at me, you'd never guess I'd killed three people. It isn't fair.

Where was that fragile, golden-fair Dresden doll I used to be? Gone.
Gone like porcelain turned into steel-made into someone who would
always get what she wanted, no matter who or what stood in her way.

Change    Changed    Doll    Fair    Fragile    Fragility    Gone    Made    Obstacles    Porcelain    She    Someone    Steel    Turned into    Used to be    Wants

Justice based purely on laws is about as accurate as a portrait created out of large low-resolution color pixels.
If you stand back far enough it looks good.
Come any closer and the glaring approximations overtake all semblance of the original.
Justice should be viewable under the microscope, not from a telescope.
And for that it needs to be based not on law but on truth.

Fair    Fairness    Justice    Law    Spirit    Truth

The only thing that makes life unfair is the delusion that it should be fair.

Delusion    Fair    Inspirational    Life    Unfair

Among leaders who have made the greatest impact through ages, I would consider Muhammad before Jesus Christ.

Army    Atheist    Christ    Christian    Fair    Gavin    General    Greatest    Hindu    Humanity    Islam    James    Jesus    Jesus a s    Justice    Kindness    Leader    Lessons    Life    Love    Mankind    Message    Muhammad pbuh    Peace    Religion    Science    Speech    Strength    Struggle    Tenderness    Universal    Us    World

This is going to hurt, but you will have to watch other couples be happier, richer and louder than you. Wait. No obstacle can withstand patience. Wait. You may not think so now, but there will come a time when you will be tempted to run away. Would that be right? Would that be fair? As every matriarch discovers, entire seasons will pass without reward. As your mate's peculiarities add up, what do you do? Wait!
pg 45

Alienation    Couples    Divorce    Fair    Hurt    Marriage    Newlywed    Obstacles    Patience    Reward    Separation    Song of solomon    Song of songs    Tempted    Wait

Don’t fuck yourself waiting for fair. Understand? Listening? You will fuck yourself waiting for fair.

Fair    Life

Why is wisdom so fair? Why is beauty so wise?
Because all else is temporary, while beauty and wisdom are the only real and constant aspects of truth that can be perceived by human means.
And I don't mean the kind of surface beauty that fades with age, or the sort of shallow wisdom that gets lost in platitudes.
True beauty grips your gut and squeezes your lungs, and makes you see with utmost clarity exactly
is before you.
True wisdom then steps in, to interpret, illuminate, and form a life-altering insight.

Beautiful    Beauty    Constant    Constants    Eternal    Eternity    Fair    Insight    Timeless    Timelessness    Truth    Wisdom    Wise

Life has very little even ground.

Even    Even ground    Fair    Fairness    Life

A girl stood before him in midstream, alone and still, gazing out to sea. She seemed like one whom magic had changed into the likeness of a strange and beautiful seabird. Her long slender bare legs were delicate as a crane's and pure save where an emerald trail of seaweed had fashioned itself as a sign upon the flesh. Her thighs, fuller and soft-hued as ivory, were bared almost to the hips, where the white fringes of her drawers were like feathering of soft white down. Her slate-blue skirts were kilted boldly about her waist and dovetailed behind her. Her bosom was as a bird's, soft and slight, slight and soft as the breast of some dark-plumaged dove. But her long fair hair was girlish: and girlish, and touched with the wonder of mortal beauty, her face.

Beautiful    Beauty    Breast    Fair    Girl    Haïr    Hips    Legs    Love    Lust    Ocean    Skirt    Thighs    Water

...the thing with brothers is, you're supposed to take turns being the keeper. Sometimes you get to sit down and be the brother who is kept.

The Clown turned his powdered face to the mirror.
"If to be fair is to be beautiful," he said, "who can compare with me in my white mask?"
"Who can compare with him in his white mask?" I asked Death beside me.
"Who can compare with me?" said Death, "for I am paler still."
"You are very beautiful," sighed the Clown, turning his powdered face from the mirror.

Murderers don't get forgiven just because we promise to be good from now on. We have to earn our way back. One hundred is the price. One hundred lives for each we took. That seems fair. That's how we get whole again and that's our work, from now until as long as it takes.

Earn    Fair    Forgive    Forgiven    Forgiveness    Good    Lives    Murderers    Redemption    Restoration    Restore    Work

I keep everything hidden because there's nothing about my true self that anyone likes. I'm not difficult, Sebastian. I'm the easiest person around. I don't belong, and I spend all my time pretending I do. Sometimes I get weary of it, and that makes me angry.
It's not fair to the people around me when I lose my temper. I say awful things when I'm angry. But it's not fair to me, either, that I was made this way.

Angry    Belong    Complicated    Fair    Hide    Not fair    Pretend    Self    Simple

Some people are given relatively fair lives. But others-they carry the burden of the unfairness of the world.

Fair    Life    Living    People

Please," Kendra said. "Think of all the lives that will be destroyed."
"I have," Mark said. "Believe me, darling, I grasp all aspects of this, I really do. But how much has the public I'm protecting worried about me? My sanity, my happiness, my right to find peace?"
"They made no promises," Bracken said. "They are not preventing the end of the world. Those who know about your sacrifice appreciate you immeasurably. Your life may not be fair, but it is absolutely necessary.

Brandon    Demon    Fablehaven    Fair    Keys    Life    Mull    Prison

Procrastination can wait for Tomorrrow.

All    Fair    Internal    My    Struggle    Things

I looked up fairness in the dictionary and it was not there.

Definition    Fair    Fairness    Language    Words

It was not a monster that lay sleeping on the white sheets. Nor a faceless horror. Nor even the white bear.
It was a man.
His hair was golden, glowing bright as a bonfire in the light of the candle. And his features were fair, I suppose, but he was a stranger and that somehow was the greatest shock of all- that I had been lying all these months beside a complete stranger.


Edith Pattou

East    Edith pattou    Fair    Golden    Man    Monster    Nymah rose    Reveal    Shock    Stranger

You don’t get to break someone's heart and think everything is fine just because you say sorry. That's just not fair.

There are many pleasant fictions of the law in constant operation, but there is not one so pleasant or practically humorous as that which supposes every man to be of equal value in its impartial eye, and the benefits of all laws to be equally attainable by all men, without the smallest reference to the furniture of their pockets.

Cost    Defense    Equal    Fair    Just    Justice    Law    Law is blind    Lawyer    Poor    Price    Rich

What kind of lifehave you lived, little one, that everything seems to be a question of fair and unfair? Life and death just are. Fair has nothing to do with it.

Death    Fair    Life

Be fair before being generous, be human before being fair.

There is beautiful you are."
"No," said Marged, between a sigh and a sob.
"Yes," said Owen.
"No," said Marged, not so certain.
"Behold," Owen said, from Solomon. "thou art fair. Thou hast dove's eyes."
"Dove's eyes are small." Marged said.
"Yours are so big they are my whole world," said Owen.

How Green Was My Valley

Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley
Beauty    Fair    Romance

But don't they say that all is fair in love and war? I heard that somewhere."
"'They?' Who are 'they?'"
"I don't know. Just people."
"That's what the victorious claim, not the defeated; the powerful, not the powerless. 'All is fair.' 'The end justifies the means.' Is that what you believe?

No one would ever like him; he would never be accused of being unfair.

Acused    Fair    Like

Life is a game where fair players are winners! But as for the "injury causers", "red-card" sees their end off!

Be fair    Be kind    Don t harm your friend    Fair    Fair play    Food for thought    Game    Harm    Injury    Israelmore ayivor    Life    Life is a game    Play    Player    Players    Red card    Win    Winner    Yellow card

Words to invoke peace & awareness. Words to create freedom and fairness. Words to plant sacred seeds. and sing us back into balance.

Awareness    Balance    Create    Fair    Fariness    Freedom    Peace    Sacred    Sing

Humanity is higher than religion, so says my religion.

Well, you already knew that life isn't fair, right?" he said. "I guess death isn't either.

Death    Fair    Life

He would not kiss her mouth or allow her to caress him in tenderness. He broke his fierce silence only to whisper what wicked magic he was going to work until it took little more than the husky rasp of his voice in her ear to bring her to the brink of fulfillment. Had there been even a hint of brutality in his attentions, Holly might have brought herself to hate him, but his accomplished hands cherished her flesh as if it were his own private altar. She’d never known such unbridled ecstasy. Or such misery.

Sometimes it's good to be the smartest rat in the sewer.

You are your own cannoe and you are your own paddle, so paddle your own cannoe. Society had taught us to give away our power and abilities by making us to believe that other people are responsible for our success and failure. That is not fair!

The celebrations go on for many hours,' said the woman. Above her, in the sky, a firework exploded, showering multi-coloured flames across the stars. 'You can pay fealty at any time.' Another firework tore open the sky, streams of colour painting the woman's shift blue and green, throwing their shadows downwards. For a moment, the woman's shadow self moved against the shadow Fillingham, pressing to him, and then another explosion above them sent them dancing apart, wavering, their edges rimed with yellow and reds, and then the woman was moving again.
("The Cotswold Olimpicks")

Fair    Festival    Fireworks    Pagan

You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.

Baseball    Chance    Fair


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