100+ Best Fairness Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Fairness Quotes

Basic fairness means the displaced people in Florida should be handled the same as those in Louisiana and Mississippi. — Clay Shaw

I found as fairness goes, if a citizen complains, we absolutely respond to them and take care of it if it needs to be taken care of. — Jesse Fulcher

It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer. — William Blackstone

Out of respect for the memory of Chief Justice Rehnquist and in fairness to those whose lives continue to be devastated by Katrina, the Senate should not commence a Supreme Court confirmation hearing this Tuesday. A brief postponement will not disadvantage anyone, — Harry Reid

fair play is less characteristic of groups than of individuals. — Agnes Repplier

I’m a lawyer. I go for due process; I go for fairness and equity – these values mean a lot to me. — Mohamed ElBaradei

If we have any hope for survival of the music that we all love, compassion must replace name-calling, fairness must replace greed, and we need to come together as a musical community and try to understand each other’s problems. — John Mellencamp

I think we just have to work through the next few months and see where we are. We do feel that this program should have a national search in fairness to everybody involved. — Terry Hollander

Our commitment is to assure fairness and honesty in the market, … The public’s participation in the market is driven by that fairness and honesty, and we owe it to them to fulfill that. — Richard Grasso

My vision for Scotland is one in which we fight together for the values we are care about: equality, fairness and social justice. Those values are the same whether you live in Dumfries or Carlisle. — Douglas Alexander

It’s fairness to say those who work hard, get up in the morning, cut their cloth – in other words ‘we can only afford to have one or two children because we don’t earn enough’. They pay their taxes and they want to know that the same kind of decision-making is taking place for those on benefits. — Iain Duncan Smith

Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I’m one of those people. — Al Green

There is an insuperable problem about introducing immigrants to British values. There are no British values. Nor are there any Serbian or Peruvian values. No nation has a monopoly on fairness and decency, justice and humanity. — Terry Eagleton

Justice, though due to the accused, is due the accuser also. The concept of fairness cannot be strained till it is narrowed to a filament. We are to keep our balance true. — Benjamin Cardozo

If it sells well, our hope is McDonald’s will embrace this across their entire system and all 13,000 stores will convert to Fair Trade in the next year or two. With McDonald’s, I think that sends a very powerful signal to the entire industry. Fair Trade is here to stay and mainstream Americans are concerned with fairness and they are willing to buy it. — Paul Rice

Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance. — Jack Dempsey

Measure 37 was not a vote on land use. Measure 37 was a clear message that government needs to treat people fairly. It is too bad that the means offered was Measure 37. At some point Oregonians will look at this and decide whether this law is the kind of fairness they asked for. — Bob Stacey

We continue to argue with our European colleagues about the importance of fairness when it comes to compensation and transitional regimes for sugar and for bananas and for other commodities . . . . — Jack Straw

Employers who violate rules of fairness are punished by reduced productivity, and merchants who follow unfair pricing policies can expect to lose sales. — Daniel Kahneman

One of the reasons I love writing for middle graders, besides their voracious appetite for books, is their deep concern for fairness and morality. — K. A. Applegate

I fight, and have fought, for political freedom, for justice and for fairness and freedom of speech. — Teresa Heinz

Leon is connected to our community in ways that very few elected officials are. He will leave a sense of fairness and a vision that encourages all of us to find the good in each other and build up on that, as opposed to what divides us. — William Jones

I am not someone who believes we should build a fence around our country but I do believe there ought to be some fairness with respect to the rules of this globalization. — Byron Dorgan

The problem once again is fairness and reciprocity. — Charles Schumer

Use of a mentally ill person’s involuntary confession is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness embodied in the due process clause. — William J. Brennan

I think in fairness to the representative, I probably ought to look at it before I give you a comment about it. — Charlie Crist

If it expands it could bring us back to the position we’re in at the moment in terms of requirements for fairness particularly. — John Dwyer

I think in fairness to Jerry he probably did not know the severity of the injury at the time. I think it’s not fair to attribute those statements to him without him having all the information. — Marvin Demoff

Today the United States House has courageously stood up for basic fairness for LGBT Americans. T his is a tremendous day for our entire LGBT community. — Chris Barron

People want to talk about fairness with this issue. But is it fair for the Kentucky horsemen to have to send their signal to locations where they’re going to lose money? — Rick Moore

Maryland’s working families have sent a clear message to local governments across the country and corporate America by demanding health care fairness — and winning. — John Sweeney

Justice O’Connor was a voice of moderation and cast several votes to protect the GLBT community in recent years. Justice O’Connor’s replacement should continue the model of fairness she and others have set. We join Republicans and Democrats alike in continuing to call on President Bush to nominate a justice who will keep the court balanced. — Joe Solmonese

Our participation in the single market, and our ability to help set its rules is the principal reason for our membership of the EU. So it is a vital interest for us to protect the integrity and fairness of the single market for all its members. — David Cameron

If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us. — Francis Bacon

Life isn’t about being fair. It is what it is. Both teams have played mid-week games, we’ve played at 9 in the morning, Thursdays, Fridays. I don’t think the fairness issue plays into it. — Dan Hawkins

Whereas EJ (Jordan), me and Peter when he first came in, and in fairness the many teams that didn’t make it, probably came more up through the ranks. — Paul Stoddart

Fairness is an across-the-board requirement for all our interactions with each other …Fairness treats everbody the same. — Barbara Jordan

I think, in fairness to everyone, that the proposal has changed pretty substantially from a technological viewpoint. Now the question be- comes: Is it enough? — David Small

So, in all fairness to the kids, if we’re going to be putting it on them to line up against Virginia (next season’s opener) and win for us, then I think it’s best for the team and them to get some experience and play. — Dave Wannstedt

We can only save ourselves through elevating our individual consciousness, by realizing there is already completeness within, and exercising as much considerate independence, respect and fairness as is possible. — Bryant H. McGill

The great vicarious work for our kindred dead in our temples demonstrates both the justice and the fairness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. — James E. Faust

Public anger over bank bailouts was as much about fairness as the billions of dollars spent. — Nina Easton

We tabled it because in fairness to the Bureau of Reclamation, we thought they should go ahead and have their hearings first, let everybody attend the hearings and then we need to do what our constituency believes is in the constituencies best interest. — Terry Fleck

Having heard about this, my biggest concern is that we should go back and look at all of the projects he did … to be sure there isn’t anything we should have a concern about, … Out of fairness to the citizens … that’s the only prudent thing to do. — Vicki Phillips

I have concluded that this is appropriate for a number of reasons related specifically to THG. These include uncertainty at this time as to whether suspensions based on pre-October 6 tests could be imposed during the 2003 season with the requisite competitive fairness for all 32 teams. — Paul Tagliabue

I have strong reasons for being a Democrat. Basically if you want true fairness in society, you want to give a voice in the corridors of power for the people who otherwise would not have it, I believe that will come from the Democratic Party. — Jim Webb

Society has to get a grip and put a tax on carbon. Of course, there is much that flows from that, and it is a complex situation. The small details of something such as climate change are political and social, and they are a lot about fairness and how we rebalance towards a fairer society. — Richard Rogers

The grass is always greener on the other side. We are busy applying fairness creams while people in the West go bare-bodied on the beach to get a tan. Indian girls have ruled the roost when it comes to beauty pageants. I flaunt my complexion, and I am proud to be noticed as an Indian wherever I go. — Shilpa Shetty

It is a situation that cries out for fairness, and we define fairness as he’s either a Tennessee Titan or he should be allowed to play with another team. — Richard Berthelsen

We need to build websites with celebrity speakers who talk about the ideals of fairness, sharing, democratic cooperation, and altruism in public life. — Deepak Chopra

John Kerry and John Edwards would be smart to make their case for gay and lesbian fairness by not mentioning Mary Cheney. — Patrick Guerriero

Here are the facts for my campaign. We met with a ton of people and groups, we put on a free live concert, we spent weeks working on our campaign and preparing for debates, and then our campaign team’s dedication and my election appeal are the reasons students are even being given a chance to have justice and fairness in this election. — Chad Caldwell

The pending prosecution is not about the guilt or innocence of the defendants. This is about lies perpetrated by a federal prosecutor and a federal agent, as alleged in the indictment. It’s about perjury and the integrity and fairness of the judicial system. — Bryan Sierra

Some of (the press) are treating as proven facts allegations which have been made against officials, … In fairness to the officials, I would ask press and public not to rush into judgment. — Robin Cook

For us it’s a fairness issue, it’s a justice issue, and it’s a legal issue. — Jack Dunn

Particularly the rhetoric they use around the things like marriage, where instead of advocating for fairness and inclusion, they actually advocate discrimination. — Kevin Cathcart

I will do everything by apply with all the legal and apply with the rule of law. And the main important thing that I have to be fairness to everyone, not just only one person. — Yingluck Shinawatra

What we are trying to do is to bring back some fairness and balance. — Dan Woods

It must not be forgotten in fairness to the National Government that apartheid is not just a policy of oppression but an attempt – in my opinion an attempt doomed to failure – to find an alternative to a policy of racial integration which is fair to both white and black. — Harry Oppenheimer

We are truly overwhelmed this year by the number of films choosing Toronto for their world premieres. Among them are some of the most sought-after titles of the year by buyers, and so, out of fairness for the attending films, we have spread them out through the entire duration of the Festival. — Noah Cowan

It is not a name that the public has an association with. In fairness to them, it is Russian-owned but U.S.-managed. — Tom Kloza

I think everyone is interested in tax fairness in this state. — Rep. Lindsey

We must evaluate not only his qualifications, but also his ability to keep an open mind, his sensitivity to the concerns of all Americans and their right to equal protection under the laws; not only his intellectual capacity, but his judgment and wisdom; not only his achievements, but his fairness and his courage to stand up to the other branches of government when they infringe on the rights and liberties of our citizens. — John Roberts

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

His sense of equity and fairness would be very helpful now. — Robert Kraft

I think we should go back. In fairness I don’t think they should get two years of free taxes. — Eric Smith

We now have the largest surplus in history, … As we commit ourselves to finding ways to secure our retirement programs, we also commit ourselves to bringing fairness to the tax code. — Dennis Hastert

I did this because I thought it was imperative to the public and to Mr. Fuhrman that not only there actually be fairness in this process but there be a total appearance of fairness, — Gil Garcetti

One of the toughest issues here is how much you disclose about the character and history of the accuser in the Bryant case. At some level, it’s relevant to her credibility, which is an important issue in the case. But there are also boundaries of fairness and good taste that need to be considered. — Jeffrey Toobin

I would never like to endorse a fairness cream. I believe in natural beauty. — Esha Gupta

Our brand of democracy is hard. But I can promise that a year from now, when I no longer hold this office, I’ll be right there with you as a citizen – inspired by those voices of fairness and vision, of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far. — Barack Obama

The problem will occur if judges are not able to insulate the tribunal against that influence. If they are unable to do that, then there are going to be serious questions about the tribunal’s fairness and credibility. — Richard Dicker

Thou shouldst not decide until thou hast heard what both have to say. — Aristophanes

Forty-three per cent of the benefit goes to the wealthiest one per cent, those who are making $900,000 a year. There is no fairness in that. — Kent Conrad

If you think spreading money around by force seems like an odd definition of fairness, you’re not alone. — Arthur C. Brooks

We had a very good first half, got careless in the second, but in fairness to Portsmouth they never gave in. — Harry Redknapp

I am honored to have earned the support of Senator Feinstein, … In 1992 we made history together, and I look forward to once again working with Senator Feinstein to build a California of economic prosperity, fairness and broad opportunity. — Phil Angelides

Have you read the screen international review which was never quoted when the others came out…there’s a fairness issue here. — Vincent Ward

But, in fairness to them, too, the popular song per se is really a pretty shallow medium to perform in. — Mel Torme

I think Karl Benson is really taking care of his guys, and I think there has to be more fairness in the way this is done. — Bob Thomason

People are concerned about fairness and justice at a time of sacrifice. … Your sacrifice appears to be nothing. — Barbara Boxer

My father was a Tuskegee Airmen captain in the Air Force and a very strong personality. He believed in fairness and ethics and living up to the commitments you make to others. He ultimately became a judge, and he would talk to me over and over about how important it is to be fair. — John W. Rogers, Jr.

I think that the issue here is a fundamental fairness in having a hearing so that these issues can be explored and concerns can be raised, — Olympia Snowe

We’re not trying to get companies out of their responsibility. It’s the way of fairness – you pay what you’re responsible for. — Barney Bishop

We hear much of Bolshevism, much of labor unrest; at times, we hear the word ‘revolution.’ But these are but contagious diseases in the body of civilization, and I believe that the antitoxins of good cheer, mutual confidence, fairness and justice will ultimately cure these ills and make the world healthy and strong again. — Charles M. Schwab

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. — Jackson Brown

We really should in all fairness get some help, — Michael R. Bloomberg

I will end the history of division and conflict through reconciliation and fairness. — Park Geun-hye

That was very distasteful to me, to retaliate so to speak like that (against the Vikings). I do believe the commissioner should look into these kind of clauses. We work so hard on trying to gain labor peace and a new collective bargaining agreement and then we as clubs allow agents to get cute and circumvent it. On the playing field there are rules and there are unwritten rules about how the game should be played in the spirit and the fairness of it all. It doesn’t make sense to me that we had to lose such a fine football player this way. I was surprised by the ruling. — Mike Holmgren

Our stance is always to try to work with the player’s representative to a conclusion of fairness if we can. Hopefully, Mark will have a great 2006. — Jim Hendry

I should in fairness add that my taste in music is reputedly deplorable. — Paul Scofield

When we’re wrong, we tell the customer we’re sorry and we pay for it. When we’re not wrong, the customer, in all fairness to our shareholders, as responsible managers, the customer has to pay for their own mistakes, — Joe Ricketts

We’re certainly glad to have it done. Our stance is always to try to work with the representative, John Boggs, to a conclusion of fairness to avoid the process if we can. This was something we wanted to do, and hopefully Mark will have a great 2006. — Jim Hendry

Fairness through leveling is the essence of Obamaism. — Charles Krauthammer

These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have. — Abraham Lincoln

Ensuring fairness in the American workplace should be a cornerstone of our economic policy. — Tim Scott

Fred’s there on the bench and ready to play. But in fairness to Gerald, who had a good game when he came off the bench on Sunday, it’s logical to give him a run out at flyhalf. — Frederic Michalak

If the athlete is fair with the press, he deserves fairness back. — Arnold Palmer

I have dedicated my political career to bringing fairness to America’s economic system and to our work force, regardless of what people look like or where they may worship. — Jim Webb

I know the world isn’t fair, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor? — Bill Watterson

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