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Fairness

  • ... when life isn't fair to us or to those we love, we get angry. When life is unfair to others, we get philosophical.

  • Fair and unfair are among the most influential words in English and must be delicately used.

  • ... fair play is less characteristic of groups than of individuals.

  • Lack of fairness to an opponent is essentially a sign of weakness.

  • The system is rigged. Look around. Oil companies guzzle down billions in profits. Billionaires pay lower tax rates than their secretaries. And Wall Street CEOs — the same ones who wrecked our economy and destroyed millions of jobs — still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them.

  • Life's not fair; why should I be?

  • On the whole, life is unfair in the way it works out. It is a game played without an umpire!

  • Nothing is satisfactory that is one-sided ...

  • Life deals from the bottom, sometimes, doesn't it?

    • Joan Crawford,
    • in Roy Newquist, Conversations With Joan Crawford ()
  • 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.