Quotes: fairly

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
  • John B. S. Haldane
    John B. S. Haldane
    British scientist, writer 1892-1964
    John B. S. Haldane
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    A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
  • Bill Kurtis
    Bill Kurtis
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    A journalist enjoys a privileged position. In exchange for not being able to participate in the rough-and-tumble issues of a community, we are given license to observe it all, based on the understanding that we'll tell everyone what happens fairly and squarely. That's harder than it sounds.
  • Bernard Hill
    Bernard Hill
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    Actually, parts of New Zealand remind me of Suffolk. There's not many flat bits, but just the atmosphere there. There's a kind of a core tranquility about it, a kind of assuredness that this is fairly close to approaching the perfect way to be.
  • Bryce Courtenay
    Bryce Courtenay
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    Advertising seemed almost natural to me because it was a business where you had to inform, persuade and educate. And so from being a junior copywriter to being the creative director of one of the largest advertising agencies in the country took me 4.5 years, which is, well, a fairly spectacular rise.
  • Bennie Thompson
    Bennie Thompson
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    Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
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    As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.
  • Arne Jacobsen
    Arne Jacobsen
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    Besides, I think that when one has been through a boarding school, especially then, you have some resistance, because it was both fine comradeship and a fairly hard training.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    But society has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal Impulses and preferences.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we're so fond of it.
  • Doing everything with one arm, being well-known, and having a book and a movie, it's fairly abnormal. As far as just not having to worry about past experiences, I've healed very well.
  • Ben Johnson
    Ben Johnson
    English playwright and poet 1572-1637
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    Don't tell me I cheated the system because that's. I didn't get treated fairly by the system. They cast me out and they were jealous because I turned in the fastest time ever run by a human and it was impossible at the time.
  • Alex Cox
    Alex Cox
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    Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    For by superior energies; more strict affiance in each other; faith more firm in their unhallowed principles, the bad have fairly earned a victory over the weak, the vacillating, inconsistent good.
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