Fairness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fairness quotes, fairness sayings, and fairness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Fairness is not about statistical equality.     

John Bercow

The question of societal fairness is always pertinent.     

Martin Schulz

Lack of fairness to an opponent is essentially a sign of weakness.     

Emma Goldman

Our sense of fairness tells us that people should pay for the wrong they do.     

Lewis B. Smedes

A man who deals in fairness with his own, he can make manifest justice in the state.     


Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I'm one of those people.     

Al Green

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

Rick Riordan

Fairness is not an attitude. It's a professional skill that must be developed and exercised.     

Brit Hume

It wasn't fair, but fairness was something you had to go get; it wasn't delivered like the mail.     

Tim Powers

Fairness is giving all people the treatment they earn and deserve. It doesn't mean treating everyone alike.     

John Wooden

If we expect others to rely on our fairness and justice we must show that we rely on their fairness and justice.     

Calvin Coolidge

Fair means everyone gets what they need. And the only way to get what you need is to make it happen yourself.     

Rick Riordan

My own mother always taught me that fairness was a family value - I think equal pay is about fairness for everyone.     

Mike Honda

Fairness means not to use fraud and trickery in the exchange of commodities and services and the exchange of feelings.     

Erich Fromm

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

Barbara Jordan

The Universe is about maintaining balance, not fairness. It is by means of balance that true fairness exists in the Universe.     

Leot Felton

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

The universe had an odd sense of fairness; it took away things one did not want to give up, and then gave things one did not ask for.     

Laila Lalami

Objective is the wrong word. Rather, it's fairness. Objectivity is a false God. Instead we should strive for fairness and transparency.     

Ken Auletta

It's just better to promote love and fairness and equality than it is to promote something you think is based on your religious beliefs.     

Jane Wiedlin

Fairness does not consist so much of everybody's doing the same thing, but of everybody's being willing to do something that others don't want to do.     

Judith Martin

Fairness forces you - even when you're writing a piece highly critical of, say, genetically modified food, as I have done - to make sure you represent the other side as extensively and as accurately as you possibly can.     

Michael Pollan

Fairness' is one of the great mantras of the left. Since everyone has his own definition of fairness, that word is a blank check for the expansion of government power. What fairness means in practice is that third parties -- busybodies -- can prevent mutual accommodations by others.     

Thomas Sowell

Free people can treat each other justly, but they can't make life fair. To get rid of the unfairness among individuals, you have to exercise power over them. The more fairness you want, the more power you need. Thus, all dreams of fairness become dreams of tyranny in the end.     

Andrew Klavan

Fairness is a concept that holds only in limited situations. Yet we want the concept to extend to everything, in and out of phase. From snails to hardware stores to married life. Maybe no one finds it, or even misses it, but fairness is like love. What is given has nothing to do with what we seek.     

Haruki Murakami

I don't think fairness means that you give equal time to every point of view no matter how marginal. You weigh the sides, you do some truth-testing, you apply judgment to them.     

Bill Keller

Fairness does not require the redistribution of wealth; it requires the creation of wealth, geared to an economy that can provide employment for everyone able and willing to work.     

Felix Rohatyn

Fairness is man's ability to rise above his prejudices.     

Wes Fesler

Art is a way of showing greater fairness to things than is customary.     

Eli Siegel

Fairness dictates that the highest income people should pay the greatest share of taxes, and they do.     

Mitt Romney