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

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Acceptance Happiness Choice

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- 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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In fair weather prepare for foul.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their
objectives despite all obstacles and barriers.
It may be possible to speed or hinder them,
but impossible to stop them.
- Jose Marti

I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame
or a professional career to practice clean living,
fair play and good sportsmanship.
- Major Taylor

Our role is to maintain and monitor a framework in
which fair competition can flourish.
- Arthur Levitt

It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards
of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people.
- Felix Frankfurter

There's never going to be a system that is fair to everyone.
- Shannon Miller

What is not fair now is that corporations pay less and less tax,
which means that you and I pay more because we're rooted somewhere,
they've got our address, right?
- Susan George

When we ask for love, we don't ask others to be fair
to us-but rather to care for us,
to be considerate of us.
There is a world of difference here between demanding justice...
and begging or pleading for love.
- Mortimer Adler

I'm a fair manager, put it that way.
I like to be fair with the players, but there's a time for discipline.
- Don Baylor

Likewise, free trade does not, as evidenced in CAFTA,
mean fair trade.
- Stephen F. Lynch

But it is true that some magazines have a policy to
show only a certain amount of black girls on their covers.
Naomi is right.
It's not fair, and I wish it would change.
- Claudia Schiffer

I'm gonna do between 75 and 100 dates.
A lot of it will be in Laughlin, Nevada;
I'll be there for two weeks.
And I'll work some casinos here and there,
and the fair dates.
- Mel Tillis

That foreign trade should be fair rather than free.
- Lyn Nofziger

The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair
access and fair opportunity.
This is not equality of result.
It's equality of opportunity.
There's a fundamental difference.
- Robert Reich

To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams,
and slumbers light.
- Walter Scott

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

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

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

Before Huey was 5, I could take him to work with me.
Now, though, he has sports and lessons and friends,
and it's not fair to remove him from his whole life.
- Marg Helgenberger

Roger Corman exploited all of the young people who worked for him,
but he really gave you responsibility and opportunity.
So it was kind of a fair deal.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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

I think the set looks great.
It's kind of like Battlestar Galactica meets like the Italian furniture fair.
- Thom Filicia

There is actually a fair amount of money being put behind science today.
- David Baltimore

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

Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship,
if it did not destroy the structure,
it obstructed its fair,
comfortable progress in the path of life.
- William Banting

It is hardly fair to accuse us of ignorance when it
was made a crime under the former order of things to
learn enough about letters to even read the Word of God.
- George H. White

We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors,
and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
- Don Marquis

It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary,
who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers,
to charge them with prejudice.
- Paul Harris

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

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

They said this is Vanity Fair, and I said,
Oh, I already take the magazine.
They said Annie Leibovitz wants to take your picture and I thought,
How nice!
- Shirley Knight

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

I like honesty and fair play.
- Marcus Garvey

This generation should entertain this generation.
It's only fair.
When I was a kid, I mowed the lawn.
Now, somebody else's kid can mow the lawn.
- Tom T. Hall

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

The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk
children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding
in the educational system.
- Joe Baca

I think it is fair to say that it is under a great deal of stress,
and if I am asking for significant changes,
it is because the world is going through significant changes.
- Mohamed ElBaradei

If they had said my writing wasn't good enough,
fair enough, that's an opinion.
But to say it's too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young.
- Tanith Lee

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

Sure, we've had our fair share of ups and downs,
but I don't know if we've had more than any other rock band...
we just have a way of getting ourselves into hot water.
- Carl Wilson

I've always tried to be fair, even-handed,
not an advocate for any group.
- Dan Rather

Now, being on the cover of Vanity Fair is as important
as being in great movies.
The lines are very, very blurred.
- Jason Patric

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

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

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

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

There is virtually nothing I wouldn't be willing to do,
to try and make sure that children have a fair shake in life.
- Daniel Keys Moran

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism,
or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable
or which do not command our approval.
- Bainbridge Colby

I think we Southerners have talked a fair amount of
malarkey about the mystique of being Southern.
- Reynolds Price

I did have a big following in the upper New York area.
I was at the New York State Fair a few times over the years.
I have areas that I say are my areas.
- Bobby Vinton

Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses,
it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs.
- William Allen White

And as pale sickness does invade, Your frailer part,
the breaches made, In that fair lodging still more clear,
Make the bright guest, your soul, appear.
- Edmund Waller

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

We are taking close to $10 a CD the way we are doing it,
and I think that is a fair amount to split up between five guys.
Each of us makes like two bucks a record.
- Neil Schon

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


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