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fairness Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about fairness
  1. #1
    “Life, I’ve learned, is never fair. If people teach anything in school, that should be it.”
  2. #2
    ″‘Señor, does it not bother you that some of your compadres live better than others?’ yelled one of Marta’s friends. ‘We are going to strike in two weeks. At the peak of the cotton. For higher wages and better housing!‘”
  3. #3
    “Immigration policy should be generous; it should be fair; it should be flexible. With such a policy we can turn to the world, and to our own past, with clean hands and a clear conscience.”
  4. #4
    “The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.”
  5. #5
    “Life isn’t fair, it’s just fairer than death, that’s all.”
  6. #6
    “The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury.”
  7. #7
    “Consider none your superior, whatever their rank or station in life. Treat all fairly, or they will seek revenge.”
  1. #8
    “The First Great Cause and Mover of all above
    When first He made that fairest chain of love,
    Great was the consequence and high the intent.”
  2. #9
    “He well knew why He did, and what He meant.
    For in that fairest chain of love He bound
    Fire and air and water and the ground
    Of earth in certain limits they may not flee.”
  3. #10
    “Cates, I’ll change your plea and we’ll call off the whole business—on one condition. If you honestly believe you committed a criminal act against the citizens of the state and the minds of their children. If you honestly believe that you’re wrong and the law’s right.
    Then the hell with it.”
  4. #11
    “One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be. It’s not and it won’t. When we make this mistake we tend to spend a lot of time wallowing and/or complaining about what’s wrong with life. “It’s not fair,” we complain, not realizing that, perhaps, it was never intended to be.”
  5. #12
    “The use of this title prejudices the case of my client: it calls up a picture of the prosecution, astride a white horse, ablaze in the uniform of a militia colonel, with all the forces of right and righteousness marshaled behind him.”
  6. #13
    “Mr. Drummond. You’ve got to call the whole thing off. It’s not too late. Bert knows he did wrong. He didn’t mean to. And he’s sorry. Now why can’t he just stand up and say to everybody: ‘I did wrong. I broke a law. I admit it. I won’t do it again.’ Then they’d stop all this fuss, and—everything would be like it was.”
  7. #14
    Some people said it wasn’t fair for a whole family who didn’t even go to our church to barge in and take over the pageant.

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  1. #15
    “Well, it may have escaped your notice, but life isn’t fair.”
  2. #16
    “Tell them, that the Being we all worship, under different names, will be mindful of their charity; and that the time shall not be distant, when we may assemble around his throne, without distinction of sex, or rank, or color!”
  3. #17
    “and when love came to us twice
    and lied to us twice
    we decided to never love again
    that was fair
    fair to us
    and fair to love itself.”
  4. #18
    “If you still believe in fairness, then you’ve led a very lucky life.”
  5. #19
    “We don’t need to be good. But let’s try to be fair.”
  6. #20
    “Look, I’m human. It’s hard to be fair sometimes. We don’t always feel the right thing, do the right thing.”
  7. #21
    “I hope you don’t expect fairness from me, Alina. It isn’t one of my specialties.”
  8. #22
    “I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, I won’t be laid-a-hand on. I don’t do these things to other people and I require the same of them.”
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