83+ Best Fairness Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Fairness is the quality of treating people equally or in a way that is right or reasonable. Profoundly inspirational fairness quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Fairness Quotes

Truth never damages a cause that is just. Mahatma Gandhi

Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now. Joss Whedon

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. Theodore Parker

The world isn’t fair, Calvin. I know Dad, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor? Bill Watterson

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice. Montesquieu

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. Svetlana Aleksievich

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. Haile Selassie

We don’t need to be good. But let’s try to be fair. Holly Black

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical. Blaise Pascal

I am a person who is unhappy with things as they stand. We cannot accept the world as it is. Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth because of the injustice of things. Hugo Claus

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. Samuel Johnson

Sooner or later in life, we will all take our own turn being in the position we once had someone else in. Ashly Lorenzana

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. Francis Bacon

Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just. Victor Hugo

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi

Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need. Rick Riordan

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. Shannon L. Alder

Nothing is fair in this world. You might as well get that straight right now. Sue Monk Kidd

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Frederick Douglass

I will never deny that life isn’t fair. It seems as though when a woman leaves a man she is strong and independent, but when a man leaves a woman he is a pig and a jerk. Criss Jami

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. James Baldwin

In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you’ve heard the other side. Euripides

Finally, let us understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white, and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win. Bernie Sanders

Equality is treating everyone the same. But equity is taking differences into account, so everyone has a chance to succeed. Jodi Picoult

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. James A. Garfield

To expect life to treat you good is foolish as hoping a bull won’t hit you because you are a vegetarian. Roseanne Barr

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men’s skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact. Lyndon B. Johnson

In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange. Friedrich Nietzsche

Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice. Desmond Tutu

Have you noticed how difficult it is just to get along in the world? If you’re no good at all in your job, people treat you badly and eventually you will be unemployed. And if you’re a little better than competent, everyone expects miracles from you, every single time. Like most of life, it’s a no win situation. And if you dare to mention it, no matter how creatively you phrase your complaints, you are shunned as a whiner. Jeff Lindsay

If you see oppression of the poor, and justice and righteousness trampled in a country, do not be astounded. King Solomon

Live your life in such a way that you’ll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general. Germany Kent

Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience, but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I mean, I really do think that love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. But I also have to say, for the umpty umpth time, that life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all. William Goldman

Justice must not only be seen to be done, but has to be seen to be believed. J. B. Morton

Let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarcy, that in America the law is King. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other. Thomas Paine

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. Benjamin Franklin

Armed neutrality makes it much easier to detect hypocrisy. Criss Jami

Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong. Theodore Roosevelt

Do not complain of life’s unfairness. It is never fair at best it is impartial. David Gemmell

True peace is not merely the absence of tension it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr

The guest will judge better of a feast than the cook. Aristotle

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained. Helen Keller

We need to defend the interests of those whom we’ve never met and never will. Jeffrey D. Sachs

Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. Robert Kennedy

Satire’s nature is to be one sided, contemptuous of ambiguity, and so unfairly selective as to find in the purity of ridicule an inarguable moral truth. E. L. Doctorow

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. Elie Wiesel

The lowly have small ambitions, and are satisfied with small indulgences. They need not get fair treatment. They need only think that they do. Joe Abercrombie

Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren’t, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it. Gloria Steinem

You could say to the universe this is not fair. And the universe would say Oh, isn’t it? Sorry. Terry Pratchett

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Teach all men to fish, but first teach all men to be fair. Take less, give more. Give more of yourself, take less from the world. Nobody owes you anything, you owe the world everything. Suzy Kassem

It is essential that justice be done, and it is equally vital that justice not be confused with revenge, for the two are wholly different. Oscar Arias

We are way less likely to love someone just because they love us than we are to hate someone just because they hate us. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you’re a good person is like expecting a bull not to attack you because you’re a vegetarian. Dennis Wholey

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine. Che Guevara

I’m all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius. Leo Szilard

In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest. William Penn

And who ever said the world was fair, little lady? Maybe death is fair, but certainly not life. We must accept the unfairness as proof of the sublime flux of existence, the capricious music of the universe and go on about our tasks. Tom Robbins

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice. Jane Addams

When people can get away with crimes just because they are wealthy or have the right connections, the scales are tipped against fairness and equality. The weight of corruption then becomes so heavy that it creates a dent that forces the world to become slanted, so much so that justice just slips off. Suzy Kassem

Rather than justice for all, we are evolving into a system of justice for those who can afford it. We have banks that are not only too big to fail, but too big to be held accountable. Joseph E. Stiglitz

I looked up fairness in the dictionary and it was not there. William Giraldi

True peace required the presence of justice, not just the absence of conflict. N.K. Jemisin

We will never know peace and stability in the world without balance. And we will never know balance without justice for all. Yet, justice exists only where there is fairness and equality  when every man and country is treated and viewed equally. No country should be given power over another. In addition, no country should be granted privileges that are denied to others. No one country has the authority to decide which country will be embargoed, denied to protect itself, and will be favored based on the weight of their resources. Eliminate the hypocrisy. Suzy Kassem

Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice. Criss Jami

I know you kids are angry, because the world isn’t fair. Well, get over it, because it’s never going to be fair. The white boys have all the money and all the power and that’s the way it is. And they aren’t going to give it up to you or to me. And you can’t blame them for it because if you had it, you wouldn’t give it to them, either. But fighting each other isn’t going to fix anything. All it’s going to do is let everybody go on insisting that black and Hispanic kids are ignorant and violent. That’s perfect. It’s easy. If you’re ignorant and violent, people who don’t like you can kick you out of school or put you in jail. And it’s you own fault. LouAnne Johnson

There is no such thing as justice, all the best that we can hope for is revenge. Emilie Autumn

It isn’t about being fair and equal. It’s about the difference between right and wrong. He stared out at the bloody Elinarch. And this was wrong. Jim Butcher

Justice is about making them pay for her pain. Revenge is making them pay for yours. Erica O’Rourke

Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all. William Goodman

Where does seeking justice end and seeking vengeance begin? Paula Stokes

Exploration is a dirty game. Tahir Shah

Justice can sleep for years and awaken when it is least expected. A miracle is nothing more than dormant justice from another time arriving to compensate those it has cruelly abandoned. Whoever knows this is willing to suffer, for he knows that nothing is in vain. Mark Helprin

The rich alone use imported articles, and on these alone the whole taxes of the General Government are levied and its surplus applied to canals, roads, schools, etc., the farmer will see his government supported, his children educated, and the face of his country made a paradise by the contributions of the rich alone, without his being called on to spend a cent from his earnings. Thomas Jefferson

Justice is the means by which established injustices are sanctioned. Anatole France

It isn’t fair, but maybe that’s the whole point. Fairness has no part in real life, and she took that lesson away from the Hotel Angeline with her. Susan Wiggs

It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people. Martin Luther King Jr

Don’t judge with your heart,judge with your wisdom. In the same vein don’t judge as the multitude,judge as one with wisdom. ABC

Justice always whirls in equal measure. William Shakespeare