Quotation Explorer - 'Fair'

We made love outdoors—without a roof, I like most, without stove, my favorite place, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and dripping with dew, and our love for each other was seen. Our love for the world was new. - Roman Payne
Abraham Lincoln did not shoot John Wilkes Booth. Titanic did not sink a North Atlantic iceberg. And Fox News is neither fair nor balanced. These are simple historical facts intelligible to all adults, most children, and some of your more discerning domesticated animals. But not... to Bill O - Keith Olbermann
I believe that death should not be feared instead we should endure life and give our best even though life isn't always fair we shall always enjoy life the way it comes and if death is upon us its cause its time for us to go knowing that there is something better for us..... - Miguel Angel Puma
It’s not that they’re small, the fair folk. Especially not the queen of them all, Mab of the flashing eyes and the slow smile with lips that can conjure your heart under the hills for a hundred years. It’s not that they’re small. It’s that we’re so far away. - Neil Gaiman
I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. - William Shakespeare
Nothing in life is fair except a witnessed duel. - Lynda Williams
If you want to give yourself a fair chance to succeed, never expect too much too soon - Po Bronson
Everything is fair and possible in love, war, and politics. - Chandana Roy
SAUL: 'We made love outdoors, my favorite place to make love, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and dripping with sweat. - Roman Payne
Everyone who knows anything of history also knows that great social revolutions are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress may be measured precisely by the social position of the fair sex (plain ones included). - Karl Marx
...am so deeply impressed with the fair mindedness and tolerance of the American people... - Virchand Gandhi
After the collapse of socialism, capitalism remained without a rival. This unusual situation unleashed its greedy and - above all - its suicidal power. The belief is now that everything - and everyone - is fair game. - Günter Grass
Be fair, just and kind. - Lailah Gifty Akita
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. - Sherrilyn Kenyon
The God of Christianity never claims to be fair. He goes beyond fair. The Bible teaches that he decided not to give us what we deserve--that's mercy. In addition, God decided to give us what we don't deserve--we call that grace. - Andy Stanley
Exchange, fair or unfair,always presupposes and includes the rule of the bourgeoisie. - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads--they couldn't be fair if they tried. - Harper Lee
If you ever expect life to be fair, you are in for a shocking disappointment. Life is what it is. Fair is something we made up. - Michael Treanor
Opportunities are rare in this life, and fairness, rarer still. So, when you discover a fair opportunity, go after as if it were your last because it very well might be. - Joel T. McGrath
Truth or dare...truth ain't fair. Marshal Robert Quantrell - Belle Starr: Dead Man's Hand (work in progress) - Belinda McBride
The Irish are a fair people - they never speak well of one another. - Samuel Johnson
He, in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him. - Henry Fielding
There are so many different ways lives work out, so many stories, and every one of them is precious: full of joy and heartbreak, and a fair amount of situation comedy. - Sean Stewart
We are given a great power, we should capable enough to handle it and use it fair and square. - Rhealyn
Success belong to the man who refuses to fair failure. - Sunday Adelaja
It wasn’t fair, he thought Aaron having no family and Tamara having her scary family and now Jasper. Soon, there would be no one left for him to hate without feeling bad about it. - Cassandra Clare
She was thinking of his mouth on hers. Which seemed only fair since he’d given a lot of thought to the same thing.’Night, she whispered.Night, he whispered back.And yet neither of them moved. - Jill Shalvis
To me, fair friend, you never can be old,For as you were when first your eye I ey'd, Such seems your beauty still. - William Shakespeare
I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.
Thought: everyone had their own thought, but those who writes had their own view and people make several views on that one view. Its not fair, he who thinks only can describe what the reality is not by others. - Nutan Bajracharya
The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.' - Jeff Foxworthy
...But first appearances are often deceptive. Not everything monstrous looking is evil, and not everything fair is good...and in every fairytale, there is a grain of truth. - Andrzej Sapkowski
as General Berringer would readily admit, If you’re in a fair fight, I’ve done something wrong. - T. Mountebank
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals. - Homer
Those that she makes fair she scarce makes honest; and those that she makes honest she makes very ill-favouredly. - William Shakespeare
In lieu of those checks and balances central to our legal system,non-citizens face an executive that is now investigator, prosecutor,judge, jury and jailer or executioner. In an Orwellian twist, Bush'sorder calls this Soviet-style abomination 'a full and fair trial. - William Safire
A right fair mark, fair coz, is soonest hit. - William Shakespeare
The heart doth recognise thee,Alone, alone! The heart doth smell thee sweet,Doth view thee fair, doth judge thee most complete,—-Though seeing now those changes that disguise thee. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself. - Eleanor Roosevelt
I've been to one world's fair, a picnic and a rodeo and that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard come over a set of headphones.
Justice is a necessity for a fair and free society. - Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba
Love doesn't measure that way... you may blame me for your feelings, but it isn't fair to blame me for how you've chosen to behave. - Kristin Cashore
Maintaining a fair and accessible justice system should at all times be the overarching concern of Government - Abdullah Reslan
Life is fickle; the fair man doesn't invariably win. - Mark Hodder
There was no such thing as a fair fight. All vulnerabilities must be exploited. - Cary Caffrey
The truth of the matter is, the soul is a monstrous beast. The heart a most unwieldy and a fair weather friend. Why else woud ribs be cages - Anonymous
Knowledge is abundant but wisdom is rare. Knowledge might be dangerous but wisdom is fair. - Debasish Mridha
There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple: If the ill spirit have so fair a house, Good things will strive to dwell with 't. - William Shakespeare
We should pray when we are in a praying mood, for it would be sinful to neglect so fair an opportunity. We should pray when we are not in a proper mood, for it would be dangerous to remain in so unhealthy a condition. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Out upon it, I have loved Three whole days together! And am like to love three more, If it prove fair weather. Time shall moult away his wingsEre he shall discover In the whole wide world again Such a constant lover - John Suckling
The Fair Tax Equation: T=I(I(.000001)) - Michael A. Wood Jr.
It's hard to fight when the fight ain't fair. - Taylor Swift
you are not an athlete because of what you can do, but because of who you are: a team player, someone who never quits, who strives to be his personal best, and who believes in fair play. - Rosemary Rawlins
A fair and just society offers equality of opportunity to all. But it cannot promise, and should not try to enforce, sameness. - Christina Hoff Sommers
Democracy is not meant to be efficient, it is meant to be fair.
Love lacked a dwelling, and made him her place; And when in his fair parts she did abide, She was lodged and newly deified. - William Shakespeare
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun! Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid are far more fair than she. - William Shakespeare
Too fair to worship, too divine to love. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. - Robert Frost
I would rather never make a penny on book sales and know that many had derived some fair pleasure from my writing, than to know that very few had ever taken a chance on my work. I certainly won't last forever, but I'd love to think that my imagination will continue to surface in the minds of others. - Eric Diehl
I've been playing in the field of life on my own for a while now and it's fair to say I have gained myself along the way, I gotta admit though, after all this time I am damn well excited to fall insanely inLove with someone who knows how to take my breath away. - Nikki Rowe
Sooner of later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a richer strain to the song. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Active netizens need something often to say or share, but only a person who is true to oneself knows who amongst them truly care and who only project themselves to be fair. - Anuj Somany
The problem with the Mindset of a fair Democracy is that it purports to be a fair and trustworthy system, but history shows clearly how the voters' trust has been constantly abused. - Tony Dovale
life ain't fair. It's always slightly one sided - Sunny
We have to ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share again. Their incomes went up in the 1980s and their taxes went down. We can't ask the middle class to pay more; their incomes went down and their taxes went up. - Bill Clinton
If it doesn't have Siamese twins in a jar, it is not a fair. - Matt Groening
A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world."[Speech upon being awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (Peace Prize of the German Book Trade), Frankfurt Book Fair, October 12, 2003] - Susan Sontag
We made love outdoorsWithout a roof, I like most, Without stove, to make love, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and gushing of dew. - Roman Payne
Free and fair discussion will ever be found the firmest friend to truth.
Death is not considerate, or fair. - Compton Gage
I think it's fair to say that I don't pick up languages. If anything, I roll around in them gracelessly and pray that something sticks. - Elizabeth Little
Know what, women never understand this, that they don't have to have a figure of 36/26/36 and have to be fair colored for looking beautiful..as i always say, "Women are born beautiful - honeya
Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal. Character is a sort of an all-inclusive thing. If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him. - Omar Nelson Bradley
Be fair before being generous, be human before being fair. - Fernán Caballero
If you tell me the truth, the truth I’ll proclaim.If you tell me a lie, you’ll be fair game. - Belva Rae Staples
Don’t try to make life fair, instead, be on the side where life is extra good. - Sarvesh Jain
If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that?' - John Cleese
Truth is never a straight line; it is a circle that will take you back to what you know, in order to challenge your belief in what is fair, what is real, what is forgiveable, what is not and what type of person will you become today now that you know. - Shannon L. Alder
You know something is wrong when the government declares opening someone else’s mail is a felony but your internet activity is fair game for data collecting. - E.A. Bucchianeri
We were fair game but we have kept out of the cesspool. We are strong. We are the good ones. Do not discover us for we lie together all in green like pond weeds. Hold me, my young dear, hold me. - Anne Sexton
I understand life isn't fair, but why couldn't it just once be unfair in my favor?
The kosmos works by harmony of tensions, like lyre and bow. Good and evil are one. On the one hand God sees all as well, fair, and good; on the other hand a human being sees injustice here, justice there. Justice in our minds is strife. We cannot help but see war makes us as we are. - Heraclitus
Dividing earth and skyis not the right wayto think about this wholeness.It only allows one to liveat a more precise address--were I to be searched forI'd be found much faster.My distinguishing marksare rapture and despair.From 'Sky', in the collection 'Miracle Fair - Wislawa Szymborska
Oh, I'm starting to cry again. That's what happens when you think about life being fair. And I can't explain why it isn't . . . I don't think it's something anybody knows. - L.J. Smith
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. - Groucho Marx
Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie. - Gloria Steinem
The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good. - William Shakespeare
To all those women -- strong enough to be heroes; fair enough to be ladies. This song is for you. - Robert Fanney
ICHOR, n. A fluid that serves the gods and goddesses in place of blood. Fair Venus, speared by Diomed, Restrained the raging chief and said: "Behold, rash mortal, whom you've bled -- Your soul's stained white with ichorshed!" Mary Doke - Ambrose Bierce
If inanimate objects are left to stand in their world, and are not invited out to mingle with our sense of self, they will quietly console and delight us. But to bind possessions up closely with the mind is less than fair to both. - Kennedy Fraser
Here were we wretched creatures of men making for each other's throats, and outraging the good earth which God had made so fair a habitation. - John Buchan
It is good to dress in fair clothes to dine with friends. It honors your host, if you are a guest; and your guest if you are a host. And both adorn the feast, and so celebrate the gifts of the world. - Alison Croggon
Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others. - Oscar Wilde
He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fulness of perfection lies in him. - William Shakespeare
The nature of everything is, fair and based on justice. We make that unfair and unjust. - Ehsan Sehgal
I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Why don't they let us explain who we are?' Derin protested 'It's not fair judging us like that without giving us a chance to speak'Marna laughed mirthlessly.'Do you think that would help?' she responded. 'The face of fear has neither eyes nor ears. It is blind and deaf to all but its own terrors. - Victor Kelleher
If the world were so organized that everything has to be fair, no living creature could survive for a day. The birds would be forbidden to eat worms, and everyone's self-interest would have to be served.
In a fair and just society you can't create laws based on how you feel at the worst moment in your life. - Norris Henderson
Be fair. Play hard. - Dan Venezia
Me too thy nobleness has taughtTo master my despair;The fountains of my hidden lifeAre through thy friendship fair. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Striking a balance in life is tough, but trying to strike balance and remain fair in the face of imbalance and oppression is even tougher. - Aisha Mirza
Some skeptics believe religious people are religious because they fear Hell. It's about as fair as saying skeptics are skeptics because they fear the ridicule of modern society. - Criss Jami
Fair as the moon and joyful as the light;Tot wan with waiting, not with sorrow dim; Not as she is, but was when hope shone bright;Not as she is, but as she fills his dreams. - Christina Rossetti
It is hard to find a person who is hard on oneself and soft on others, but rare to find the people who truly care by being actually fair to themselves only. - Anuj Somany
Lo, thou, my Love, art fair;Myself have made thee so;Yea, thou art fair indeed,Wherefore thou shalt not needIn beauty to despair;For I accept thee so,For fair.[excerpt from "Christ to His Spouse"] - William Baldwin
Life is not fair; you do what it takes and at the end, you are the only person going home with empty hands. - M.F. Moonzajer
Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. - Laurence J. Peter
A fair woman is a paradise to the eye, a purgatory to the purse, and a hell to the soul.
I don't throttle and smother people in my life.. Not because I don't have my own fair share of doubts and sometimes, yes, insecurities.. But I have a great deal of confidence in my instincts that I've chosen the right one to trust.. When I trust, I do so with my whole heart.. - Laarni Venus Marie Giango
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
She gave thee beauty—blush of fire, That bids the flames of war retire! Woman! be fair, we must adore thee; Smile, and a world is weak before thee! - Anacreon - 485 BC
If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor. - Sebastien-Roch Nicolas
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead. - Johnny Carson
God never promised life would be fair, but He did promise He would be there. - Danny L Deaubé
The only thing that gets in the way of our plans and objectives is fate. It has its own path for you whether it's fair or unjust. - Gabriella Jording
We have to combine, certainly, but if we combine to fight on the idea of each man making more money for himself, then we end by fighting one another. And that's the trouble now... human dealings are founded - founded - not on money but on what is fair and just all round. - Neil M. Gunn
Works of art are of an infinite solitude, and no means of approach is so useless as criticism. Only love can touch and hold them and be fair to them. - Rainer Maria Rilke
If life was fair ... one third of the people would comprise of judges and lawyers ... one third of police and prison officials ... and one third of legislators ... and one third more to make the other three thirds make any sense at all .... Thank goodness for no fair. - Brian Spellman
Revised regulations will never suppress federal workplace retaliation; nor will it cure the inaction of an EEOC official when justice demands fair, prompt and judicious decision-making. - Tanya Ward Jordan
Opportunity for all means making taxes fair. I'm not out to soak the rich. But I do believe the rich should pay their fair share. For twelve years, the Republicans have raised taxes on the middle class. It's time to give the middle class tax relief. - Bill Clinton
A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence. - Dante Alighieri
The universe may not always play fair, but at least it's got a hell of a sense of humor. - Michael Patrick King
Sitting calmly on a ship in fair weather is not a metaphor for having faith; but when the ship has sprung a leak, then enthusiastically to keep the ship afloat by pumping and not to seek the harbor--that is the metaphor for having faith. (Concluding Unscientific Postscript) - Søren Kierkegaard
It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used, than a powerful one that is idle. - Bryant McGill
Resist the short term temptation of procrastination; the immediate pleasure and relief that it brings does not fair in comparison to the long lasting damage it does to your dreams and goals. - Noel DeJesus
What have they done to the earth?What have they done to our fair sister?Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit herStuck her with knives in the side of the dawnAnd tied her with fences and dragged her down - Jim Morrison
CONVERSATION, n. A fair to the display of the minor mental commodities, each exhibitor being too intent upon the arrangement of his own wares to observe those of his neighbor. - Ambrose Bierce
A fair exterior is a silent recommendation. - Publilius Syrus
Fair is foul, and foul is fair. - William Shakespeare
Show me a mistress that is passing fair, what doth her beauty serve but as a note where I may read who pass'd that passing fair? - William Shakespeare
He was fortified by a memory which kept only the good things and rejected the ill. Despite his sorrows, he had had a fair share of joys and these were ever fresh and accessible. - Evelyn Waugh
I constantly reminded myself with the fact that the world isn't about what's fair, but how you cope with what is unfair. - Hiro0911
I resent being lied to because a lie doesn't only undermine the value of the truth, but it further denies the liar a fair chance for honesty. - Gugu Mona
Sooner or later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a richer strain to the song. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
To all, to each, a fair good night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light. - Sir Walter Scott
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! - Israelmore Ayivor
What is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art - Leonardo da Vinci
And yonder sits a maiden, The fairest of the fair, With gold in her garment glittering, And she combs her golden hair. - Heinrich Heine
TRUTH, n. An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. Discovery of truth is the sole purpose of philosophy, which is the most ancient occupation of the human mind and has a fair prospect of existing with increasing activity to the end of time. - Ambrose Bierce
Only a few prefer liberty- the majority seek nothing more than fair masters. - Sallust
Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money. - Horace
Life is not fair, get used to it - Bill Gates
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
Death is always equal but never fair - The person I really am
Go, lovely rose! Tell her that wastes her time and me That now she knows, When I resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be.
You'll get a fair trial followed by a first class hanging.
Art is the reason I get up in the morning, but the definition ends there. It doesn't seem fair that I'm living for something I can't even define. - Ani DiFranco
Life is not fair get used to used to it - Bill Gates
She is not fair to outward viewAs many maidens be;Her loveliness I never knewUntil she smiled on me.Oh! then I saw her eye was bright,A well of love, a spring of light. - Hartley Coleridge
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him. - George Santayana
When the candles are out all women are fair. - Plutarch
She is not fair to outward view As many maidens be; Her loveliness I never knew Until she smiled on me; Oh! then I saw her eye was bright, A well of love, a spring of light. - Hartley Coleridge
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. - Eleanor Roosevelt
The gospel that has been preached in our churches has not been fair to the African continent. It has left us in a beggarly state, waiting on God for things we could produce by and for ourselves. - Sunday Adelaja
Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all. - William Goodman
All is fair in fashion and war. - Thisuri Wanniarachchi
We will lower the tax burden on middle-class Americans by asking the very wealthy to pay their fair share. Middle-class taxpayers will have a choice between a children's tax credit or a significant reduction in the income tax rate.
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