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John Hay Whitney Quotes and Sayings

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To be fair is not enough any more.
We must be ferociously fair.
- John Hay Whitney

The role we can play every day, if we try,
is to take the whole experience of every day and shape
it to involve American man.
It is our job to interest him in his community and
to give his ideas the excitement they should have.
- John Hay Whitney

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

 

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

It is not fair to ask of others
what you are not willing to do yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Get over it - Life isn't Supposed to be fair.
You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
Get over yourself, and be of service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In fair weather prepare for foul.
- Thomas Fuller

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices
that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
- Orrin Hatch

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing
for most of us that it is not.
- Oscar Wilde

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.
May it be more humane and fair than the world your
governments have made before.
- John Perry Barlow

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
- Ovid

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the
impersonators would be dead.
- Johnny Carson

It's not fair that the accused is not protected from
adverse publicity whilst the accuser is guaranteed anonymity,
whatever the verdict.
- Jonathan King

Just let me use the technology I want at a fair price.
- Jonathan Potter

My personal life was fair game.
And that's what hurt me.
- Marla Maples

It's not fair the emphasis put on beauty,
or on sexuality.
- Rosanna Arquette

Most learned of the fair, most fair of the learned.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

If I am treated fairly, I like to do things in a fair manner.
That is the way I have been all my career.
I haven't tried to do things in an underhanded way.
- Damon Hill

All some folks want is their fair share and yours.
- Arnold H. Glasow

We believe in fair exchange rates and Japan doesn't practice that.
They have massive U.S.
dollar reserves, and they use them to intervene regularly.
- Rick Wagoner

It would be a pity if, frustrated by the price of travel,
we elected to become a society that never made contact,
that never gave SETI a fair chance.
- Barney Oliver

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which
to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It's not fair that there aren't very many juicy or varied roles for women.
- Rosanna Arquette

The overriding rule, if you want to run a domain,
is to be fair.
- Jon Postel

Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there.
You know I don't think its fair that I'm living for
something I can't even define.
- Ani DiFranco

I've always tried to be fair to my subjects.
That's easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark,
or Eisenhower.
- Stephen Ambrose

He never wants anything but what's right and fair;
only when you come to settle what's right and fair,
it's everything that he wants and nothing that you want.
- Thomas Hughes

We play fair and we play hard.
If we win the game we win, if we lose the game,
we lose.
- Jason Williams

When a girl's under 21, she's protected by law.
When she's over 65, she's protected by nature.
Anywhere in between she's fair game.
- Stanley Shapiro

Fair use is always going to be a gray area,
and it should be.
We need to allow for things we can't see yet.
- Robin Gross

The Merchants of Carolina, are fair,
frank Traders.
- John Lawson

Life isn't fair.
It's just fairer than death, that's all.
- William Goldman

I think there's always been singers like that and i've
done my fair share of cheese as well.
- Marc Almond

It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair
price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
- Warren Buffett

I think we have to be fair in saying at this point
that neither Roosevelt nor Lewis realized the peril
to which they were exposing both the unions and the country.
- John T. Flynn

And it would be fair.
Everyone will pay the same tax and it will eliminate
tax cheaters and corporate shenanigans.
- Steve Forbes

The happy story right now is the full page in Vanity Fair,
which gives me a great deal of exposure.
- Jackie DeShannon

To be called a coward, I don't think that's fair.
- Rodney Alexander

But my deepest and most secret love belongs to the
fair-haired and the blue-eyed,
the bright children of life, the happy,
the charming and the ordinary.
- Thomas Mann

Too fair to worship, too divine to love.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living
asking 'Do you want fries with that?'
- John Cleese

So, Mr. President, what is wrong with the fair employment practice bill?
- Dennis Chavez

There's no better friend to any merchant than a fair competitor.
- James Cash Penney

To threaten the institution is to threaten fair administration
of justice and protection of liberty.
- Stephen Breyer

No constitution is or can be perfectly symmetrical,
what it can and must be is generally accepted as both fair and usable.
- Ferdinand Mount

What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself,
who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
- George Orwell

Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age:
Be fair with others,
but keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them,
means being looked at from every possible direction.
You are never left at peace, you're just fair game.
- Greta Garbo

A good puzzle, it's a fair thing.
Nobody is lying.
It's very clear, and the problem depends just on you.
- Erno Rubik

Consequently many large railroad systems of heavy capitalization
bid fair to run into difficulties on the first serious
falling off in general business.
- John Moody

If you find an Australian indoors, it's a fair bet
that he will have a glass in his hand.
- Jonathan Aitken

That attitude that fighting is probably not fair,
but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy,
has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.
- June Jordan

How do you make things fair?
- Al Sharpton

Drafting a constitution is only the first step.
The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair,
representative referendum.
- Emma Bonino

Military police know what to do, they know the Geneva Conventions,
and their objective is to provide a safe,
secure, fair environment for prisoners under their control.
- Janis Karpinski

I'm not going to get into the writer's skills or what
he was trying to portray because that's not fair.
I can only say what I felt was trying to be portrayed there.
- Taylor Dane

For my part, I plan to work out a fair and adequate
redistribution of city services to all city neighborhoods.
- Jane Byrne

And I'm very proud of the 50,000 poll workers and election
officials who delivered a free and fair election.
- Kenneth Blackwell

It does seem fair to give them the option of a better return.
- Paul Gillmor

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- Groucho Marx

The film was fair to his musical achievement and gave
him every opportunity to explain himself.
- Martin Bashir

I'll accept being Phoebe to people for a while longer,
given how much fun it was.
That's totally fair.
- Lisa Kudrow

The lily and the rose in her fair face striving for precedence.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis


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