Quotes About Fairness

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Joss Whedon
“Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who's confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”
Joss Whedon

Bill Watterson
“The world isn't fair, Calvin."
"I know Dad, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favor?”
Bill Watterson, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

Hugo Claus
“I am a person who is unhappy with things as they stand. We cannot accept the world as it is. Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth because of the injustice of things.”
Hugo Claus

Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. -Laura Ingalls Wilder, author (1867-1957)”
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Victor Hugo
“Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.”
Victor Hugo

Ashly Lorenzana
“Sooner or later in life, we will all take our own turn being in the position we once had someone else in.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Sue Monk Kidd
“Nothing is fair in this world. You might as well get that straight right now”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

Shannon L. Alder
“Maybe, it is just enough to believe with a positive heart that people didn’t let you down. It could be just this: They couldn’t give you the compassion you really wanted based on where their heart is right now. Maybe, not now, but years later they will catch the memory of you in a quiet moment. There on that Sunday morning, a light will shine through the fog of lies, misunderstanding and frustration they built inside their angry mind about your true character. And, when it does, the shadows will be casted out to reveal a scared and hurt little boy or girl that just wanted to be loved, but went about it all wrong. Maybe, on that day, the whisper of their gratitude for your love will find its way back to your heart. And when that day comes, you will find yourself smiling all day long and not know why.”
Shannon L. Alder

Criss Jami
“I will never deny that life isn't fair. It seems as though when a woman leaves a man she is strong and independent, but when a man leaves a woman he is a pig and a jerk.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Rick Riordan
“Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need.”
Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

Roseanne Barr
“To expect life to treat you good is foolish as hoping a bull won't hit you because you are a vegetarian.”
Roseanne Barr

“In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.”
Euripides, The Children of Herakles

Svetlana Alexievich
“Death is the fairest thing in the world. No one's ever gotten out of it. The earth takes everyone - the kind, the cruel, the sinners. Aside from that, there's no fairness on earth.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

Jeff Lindsay
“Have you noticed how difficult it is just to get along in the world? If you're no good at all in your job, people treat you badly and eventually you will be unemployed. And if you're a little better than competent, everyone expects miracles from you, every single time. Like most of life, it's a no-win situation. And if you dare to mention it, no matter how creatively you phrase your complaints, you are shunned as a whiner.”
Jeff Lindsay, Dexter Is Delicious

Friedrich Nietzsche
“In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

William Goldman
“I mean, I really do think that love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. But I also have to say, for the umpty-umpth time, that life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Auditur et altera pars. (The other side shall be heard as well.)”
Seneca, Medea

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Until every soul is freely permitted to investigate every book, and creed, and dogma for itself, the world cannot be free. Mankind will be enslaved until there is mental grandeur enough to allow each man to have his thought and say. This earth will be a paradise when men can, upon all these questions differ, and yet grasp each other's hands as friends. It is amazing to me that a difference of opinion upon subjects that we know nothing with certainty about, should make us hate, persecute, and despise each other. Why a difference of opinion upon predestination, or the trinity, should make people imprison and burn each other seems beyond the comprehension of man; and yet in all countries where Christians have existed, they have destroyed each other to the exact extent of their power. Why should a believer in God hate an atheist? Surely the atheist has not injured God, and surely he is human, capable of joy and pain, and entitled to all the rights of man. Would it not be far better to treat this atheist, at least, as well as he treats us?

Christians tell me that they love their enemies, and yet all I ask is—not that they love their enemies, not that they love their friends even, but that they treat those who differ from them, with simple fairness.

We do not wish to be forgiven, but we wish Christians to so act that we will not have to forgive them. If all will admit that all have an equal right to think, then the question is forever solved; but as long as organized and powerful churches, pretending to hold the keys of heaven and hell, denounce every person as an outcast and criminal who thinks for himself and denies their authority, the world will be filled with hatred and suffering. To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

“In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it.”
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Isabel Allende
“Do you truly believe that life is fair, Senor de la Vega?
-No, maestro, but I plan to do everything in my power to make it so.”
Isabel Allende, Zorro

“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you’re a good person is like expecting a bull not to attack you because you’re a vegetarian.”
Dennis Wholey

“…it’s better in fact to be guilty of manslaughter than of fraud about what is fair and just.”
Plato, The Republic and Other Works

Criss Jami
“Armed neutrality makes it much easier to detect hypocrisy.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.”
Leo Szilard

“The guest will judge better of a feast than the cook”

E.L. Doctorow
“Satire's nature is to be one-sided, contemptuous of ambiguity, and so unfairly selective as to find in the purity of ridicule an inarguable moral truth.”
E.L. Doctorow

David Gemmell
“Do not complain of life's unfairness. It is never fair - at best it is impartial.”
David Gemmell, Lion of Macedon

Thomas Paine
“Let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarcy, that in America the law is King. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other.”
Thomas Paine

Joe Abercrombie
“The lowly have small ambitions, and are satisfied with small indulgences. They need not get fair treatment. They need only think that they do... ”
Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings

Jarod Kintz
“50 bucks sounds fair to me. Especially since I’m not doing anything to earn it.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

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