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"I made my fair share of mistakes." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"As governor, I don't want my fair share. I want more than my fair share." - Terry Mcauliffe

"The promise of our country is that the rules are fair. If you work hard and play by the rules, you can earn your share of America's blessings. Those are the beliefs I learned from my parents." - Geraldine Ferraro

"I want my fair share and thats All of it!" - Greg Palast

"All some folks want is their fair share and yours." - Arnold H Glasow

"The rich people are apparently leaving America. They're giving up their citizenship. These great lovers of America who made their money in this country-when you ask them to pay their fair share of taxes they run abroad. We have 19-year old kids who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan defending this country. They went abroad. Not to escape taxes. They're working class kids who died in wars and now billionaires want to run abroad to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. What patriotism! What love of country!" - Bernie Sanders

"Share prices fluctuate more than share values." - John Templeton

"To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can't guarantee it just by following someone else's formula." - Richard Branson

"Collectivism doesn't work because it's based on a faulty economic premise. There is no such thing as a person's "fair share" of wealth. The gross national product is not a pizza that must be carefully divided because if I get too many slices, you have to eat the box. The economy is expandable and, in any practical sense, limitless." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Even under the most perfect Social Democracy we should, without Communism, still be living like hogs, except that each hog would get his fair share of grub.... Whilst we are hogs, let us at least be well-fed, healthy, reciprocally useful hogs, instead of-well, instead of the sort we are at present." - George Bernard Shaw

"What exactly is your 'fair share' of what 'someone else' has worked for?" - Thomas Sowell

"A fair share of anything is starvation diet to an egomaniac." - Quentin Crisp

"NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations." - Donald Trump

"How small a part of time they share That are so wondrous sweet and fair!" - Edmund Waller

"How small a part of time they share, That are so wondrous sweet and fair!" - Edmund Waller

"I'm entitled to collect my fair share of community property without being called names." - Gloria Allred

"The problem with the economy isn't that people aren't paying their fair share of taxes." - Jon Lovitz

"I want millionaires and billionaires and Big Oil companies to pay their fair share." - Elizabeth Warren

"I dished out and suffered my fair share of bloody noses." - Peter Storey

"I have been in my fair share of both onscreen and off screen fights." - Amber Heard

"Well, I've had my fair share in Britain of battling the tabloids." - Elton John

"I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, when everyone plays by the same rules." - Barack Obama

"it in every fair face, every fair sky, every fair flower." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I've wrecked my fair share of cars. I've had my fair share of injuries. If you put too much focus on it or you really worry about it, it's going to consume you. That's never good." - Justin Allgaier

"Liberals love to say things like, "We're just asking everyone to pay their fair share." But government is not about asking. It is about telling. The difference is fundamental. It is the difference between making love and being raped, between working for a living and being a slave. The Internal Revenue service is not asking anybody to do anything. It confiscates your assets and puts you behind bars if you don't pay." - Thomas Sowell

"There has to be positive action that allows the most disadvantaged people to get their fair share of job opportunities." - Paul Burton

"Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?" - Charles Rangel

"I think it's time that the wealthy and corporations paid their fair share to support this country." - Hillary Clinton

"Fiction wouldn't be much fun without its fair share of scoundrels, and they have to live somewhere." - Jasper Fforde

"I want to bring a voice back to the community. I think we haven't received our fair share of resources." - Jose Peralta

"I think there's always been singers like that and i've done my fair share of cheese as well." - Marc Almond

"True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going." - Robert Reich

"We have to make sure that a fair share of the tax revenues remain in our country." - Wolfgang Kubicki

"All's fair in love and war." - Francis Edward Smedley

"None but the brave deserve the fair." - John Dryden

"No love is foule, nor prison fair." - George Herbert

"Spectators often express disfavor of fair decisions." - Helen Wills

"Who ever said the world was fair?" - Cassandra Clare

"So let us take our fair share of the true refugees and act responsible as a government in providing for their necessary expenses. Let us stop skewing the whole process by taking some folks who are not truly refugees in order simply to meet our foreign policy needs or domestic policy demands. There has to be a better way to meet those needs and demands than we are doing now. I think it is embarrassing to all of us who truly know the mission of the Refugee Act." - Alan K Simpson

"I cop a fair bit of flack for going from 'such a babe to such a boy'. I wanted to share (that) story." - Ruby Rose

"Since this is an era when many people are concerned about 'fairness' and 'social justice,' what is your 'fair share' of what someone else has worked for?" - Thomas Sowell

"Then gathering 'round his bed, they climb to share His kisses and with gentle violence there, Break in upon a dream not half so fair." - Samuel Rogers

"The man that weds for greedy wealth, He goes a fishing fair, But often times he gets a frog, Or very little share." - Anonymous

"To share is precious, pure and fair. Don't play with something you should cherish for life. Don't you wanna care, ain't it lonely out there?" - Marvin Gaye

"I've had my ups and downs. My fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That's what made me what I am today." - Jean-Claude Van Damme

"We need to expand Social Security to prevent the looming retirement crisis, and we can do it simply by asking billionaires to pay their fair share." - Robert Reich

"I've had my fair share of being dismissed. But I'm only about to turn 30. And when I finish running, I'm going to be a dangerous woman." - Cathy Freeman

"There's no home team in tennis, no built-in fan base, so the players have to step up and do their fair share." - Andy Roddick

"We should make sure that nobody, no corporation, and no individual can get away without paying his fair share to support America." - Hillary Clinton

"You have a divine right to abundance, and if you are anything less than a millionaire, you haven't had your fair share." - Stuart Wilde

"I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share." - R Lee Ermey

"I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman who has had her fair share of life's knocks." - Pauline Hanson

"After this many years of being a lead singer in a touring rock band, I've had my fair share of fun. But those days are long behind me." - Chad Kroeger

"I've fallen prey to my fair share of moments of the phobias of others and the way that that can become an attack." - Ezra Miller

"When it comes to idiots, America's got more than its fair share. If idiots were energy, it would be a source that would never run out." - Lewis Black

"In seven books, I've written my fair share of baby epilogues. Pregnancies and births and even grandchildren have made an appearance in the final pages of my books." - Sarah Maclean

"I wasn't scared of childbirth. I educated myself and did my fair share of research, and that made me feel a little more prepared." - Jamielynn Sigler

"I don't want you to apologize for being rich; I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share." - Stephen King

"Friends, I'm angry about what's happening in politics today! Why is it wrong to ask the wealthiest people and most profitable corporations to pay their fair share?" - Richard Trumka

"Oh, I'm sure I've made my share of (mistakes). I don't think I've made more than my fair share of them, although I think more has been made of the ones that I've made," - Carly Fiorina

"Golf is not a fair game, so why build a course fair?" - Pete Dye

"I don't share my body heat indiscriminately." - Lisa Kleypas

"If faith is your motivation, share that." - Tim Kaine

"Our platform calls for a balanced deficit reduction plan where the wealthy pay their fair share. And when your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism." - Cory Booker

"You may share the labors of the great, but you will not share the spoil." - Aesop

"Too fair to worship, too divine to love." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"It's a fair wind that blew men to ale." - Washington Irving

"Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game." - Jack Nicklaus

"Well, all's fair in love, war and fooling the critics." - Victor Borge

"When the candles are out all women are fair." - Plutarch

"We really care about photography at Vanity Fair." - Graydon Carter

"Fall the deep curtains, delicate the weave, fair the thread." - Hilda Doolittle

"An old man dies, a little girl lives. Fair trade." - Frank Miller

"The wisdom is your glory. By wisdom you will be fair to yourself and fair to others." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Most learned of the fair, most fair of the learned. [Lat., Delle belle eruditissima, delle erudite bellissima.]" - Jacopo Sannazaro

"My inheritance how lordly wide and fair; Time is my fair seed-field, to Time I'm heir." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"O heresy in fair, fit for these days, A giving hand, though foul, shall have fair praise." - William Shakespeare

"And o'er that fair broad brow were wrought The intersected lines of thought; Those furrows, which the burning share Of sorrow ploughs untimely there: Scars of the lacerating mind, Which the soul's war doth leave behind." - Lord Byron

"No, Don Camillo; you didn't exactly steal it. Peppone had two cigars in his pocket. Peppone is a Communist. He believes in sharing things. By skillfully relieving him of one cigar, you only took your fair share." - Giovannino Guareschi

"I'm not a person who thinks they can have it all, but I certainly feel that with a bit of effort and guile I should be able to have more than my fair share." - George Carlin

"I've done millions of mediocre movies. I've done way more than my fair share. You do what you gotta do. This is not heart surgery. I'm not curing cancer. I'm just trying to put my kids through school." - Ron Perlman

"I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters - people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them - not one - stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes." - Elizabeth Warren

"I was very much a tough New York street kid. I went to a school where you had to learn how to get along with everybody or fight with everybody, and I did my fair share of both." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"All we seek is an America where every person is given the chance to productively contribute to his country and where he can receive a fair and equitable share of the wealth that production creates." - Coretta Scott King

"It only says 'Leave' if you have no identification with yourself as a citizen of this country and you feel you have no obligation to pay your fair share." - Randy Cohen

"Astronomers have discovered a planet that is twice the size of earth and made of diamonds. President Obama says the planet may be inhabited by aliens not paying their fair share." - Jay Leno

"The difference between the very wealthy and the working poor has grown. We raise that minimum wage and we move forward with the vision of this president that we have, which is everyone pays their fair share." - Barbara Boxer

"I don't know where people get the idea that every Wilco record is supposed to have drama. OK, I guess historically speaking we've had our fair share of ups and downs." - Jeff Tweedy

"I was advocating for world peace, but I was waging a violent war against my own body. I was speaking about poverty and starvation, but I was eating more than my fair share. I was a hypocrite." - Bryant H Mcgill

"If companies try to leave our country to avoid paying their fair share, if they try to outsource jobs, they're going to have to give back every tax break they ever received in our country." - Hillary Clinton

"I have certainly faced my fair share and will likely come across more. These experiences have been fuel for my music. Facing these challenges has forced me to recognize my own inner strength." - Wendy Starland

"So they've laughed and then they've thought, should we have laughed at that? Well, too late now. You did. I imagine I get more than my fair share of that." - Jimmy Carr

"An adaptable company is one that captures more than its fair share of new opportunities. It's always redefining its 'core business' in ways that open up new avenues for growth." - Gary Hamel

"What is the American dream? The American dream is one big tent. One big tent. And on that big tent you have four basic promises: equal protection under the law, equal opportunity, equal access, and fair share." - Jesse Jackson

"I did my fair share of stupid stuff in high school, like anyone. I had a healthy fear of my parents, and I certainly never wanted to disappoint them. That would be the worst thing I could ever do." - Christine Lakin

"A hundred years ago, of course, the question that the German Composers' Co-operative asked itself sounded a lot more fundamental: How do you create a fair share for those who ensure that works can actually be performed at all?" - Johannes Rau

"Choosing to work where there is a union and getting the related benefits of higher wages and collective bargaining, but not paying a fair share of the costs of representation, would be freeloading, right?" - Cynthia Dill

"I've definitely had my fair share at shaking my fists at the gods of Hollywood, but I'm learning that I cannot think that way or I will go crazy." - Sarah Drew

"When mothers earn their fair share, young children have greater access to quality health care, educational opportunities, and safe communities. By ending the wage gap, we will help ensure that every child can achieve his or her God-given potential." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"I've been really lucky to have had my fair share of relationships over the years and experiences to draw from. But I would say that I generally am not the one doing the heartbreaking." - Mayer Hawthorne

"All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting 'the rich' to pay 'their fair share' is part of a big charade. This is not about economics, it is about politics." - Thomas Sowell

"I've had my fair share of colds, which last longer than they should and can cause wheezing, so I avoid people who are sneezing like the plague and am scrupulous about hygiene and hand-washing." - Kevin Mccloud

"When your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism." - Cory Booker

"The ... challenge of Christmas is this: justice is what happens when all receive a fair share of God's world and only such distributive justice can establish peace on earth." - John Dominic Crossan

"I think it's a little unfair for people to say you're not paying your fair share of taxes. I'm paying what I'm supposed to pay. Change the law, and I'll pay what I'm supposed to pay." - David Rubenstein

"Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker safety will be indispensable if they are to get their fair share of President Bush's austere budget for the next fiscal year." - Arlen Specter

"In the real world, I see conservatives volunteering at adoption agencies, at churches, at bake sales and the local American Legion Post while the only charity a progressive sends is a smug sermon on fair share and what fairness is." - Allen West

"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

"We must reign in overspending by ridding government of outmoded programs, making Big Oil pay their fair share, repealing massive tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas, and enacting a tax code that no longer favors millionaires and billionaires." - Paul Tonko

"When the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century brought a rapid increase in wealth, the demand of workers for a fair share of the wealth they were creating was conceded only after riots and strikes." - John Boyd Orr

"I was very much a tough New York street kid. I went to a school where you had to learn how to get along with everybody or fight with everybody, and I did my fair share of both." - Jon Kabatzinn

"The building of America has had its fair share of mistakes, but it's a constitution that's the jewel of democracy, the envy of many, and it's the most generous nation in the world." - Gary Oldman

"We need real tax reform which makes the rich and profitable corporations begin to pay their fair share of taxes. We need a tax system which is fair and progressive. Children should not go hungry in this country while profitable corporations and the wealthy avoid their tax responsibilities by stashing their money in the Cayman Islands." - Bernie Sanders

"While millions of American families, including mine and yours, were working hard paying our fair share, it seems Donald Trump was contributing nothing to our nation. Imagine that. Not fair. Nothing for Pell grants to help kids go to college. Nothing for veterans. Nothing for our military." - Hillary Clinton

"Now, the president would like to do tax reform, which would obviously lower rates for most people in America and make the tax code fair and get rid of loopholes and special treatment. But absent tax reform, the president believes the right way to get our fiscal house in order is ask the wealthy to pay their fair share." - David Plouffe

"You must feel love within, before you can share it." - Denis Waitley

"Let's share our abundance and make our country stronger." - John Travolta

"Give back what you have learned. Share your experience." - Ming-Dao Deng

"Fate finds for every man; his share of misery." - Euripides

"Emotion which you do not share can become intolerable." - Patricia Wentworth

"I've always wanted to get my share but, due to my tendency to overcompensate (work harder, push for the win more), I've ended up with more than my fair share. These are some of the life lessons I've drawn from watching my mother and grandfather struggle in the world compared to my own struggles." - Lewis Schiff

"If a person wants to be of any use to himself, he better insist on getting his fair share of beauty and pleasure, and if there's something about the system that's keeping him from getting his share, then I think he's well within his rights to fight to change that." - Ben Fountain

"Be grateful for the love you have to share-share it, and it will return to you ten times over." - James Van Praagh

"A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share in another." - Lord Chesterfield

"Socialism will be here the day we share our profits to the degree we share our failures." - Malcolm Forbes

"Mind share before market share." - Beth Comstock

"I have a 10 year old at home, and she is always saying, 'That's not fair.' When she says that, I say, "Honey, you're cute; that's not fair. Your family is pretty well off; that's not fair. You were born in America; that's not fair. Honey, you had better pray to God that things don't start getting fair for you." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Fair is fair; all love is war." - Kyle Busch

"Every fair from fair sometime declines" - William Shakespeare

"Fair weather weddings make fair weather lives." - Richard Hovey

"Your skin's so fair its not fair" - St Vincent

"We simply cannot continue to live with a [tax] system which has so many inequities. It must be changed in such a way that each of us pays a fair share of the burden. It has been said that one man's loophole is another man's livelihood. Even if this is true, it certainly is not fair, because the loophole-livelihood of those who are reaping undeserved benefits can be the economic noose of those who are paying more than they should." - Millicent Fenwick

"I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world's ever known. I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk-takers being rewarded. But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot and everybody should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same rules, because that's how our economy's grown. That's how we built the world's greatest middle class." - Barack Obama

"Aurora now, fair daughter of the dawn, Sprinkled with rosy light the dewy lawn." - Alexander Pope

"A well-grounded assurance is always attended with three fair handmaids: love, humility and holy joy." - Thomas Brooks

"A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence." - Dante Alighieri

"How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence." - Benjamin Disraeli

"It is fair to judge peoples by the rights they will sacrifice most for." - Clarence Day

"Women are as roses, whose fair flower, being once displayed, doth fall that very hour." - William Shakespeare

"I got a horse for my wife. I thought it was a fair swap." - Bob Monkhouse

"If she undervalues me, What care I how fair she be?" - Walter Raleigh

"If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission properly." - David Hackworth

"Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase is fruits of innocence and blessedness." - William C Bryant

"But treat dimes fair and I'm bigger than the city lights down in times square" - Puff Daddy

"Look on this beautiful world, and read the truth in her fair page." - William C Bryant

"the world has been fair cruel if you've never known the love of a dog!" - Myrtle Reed

"And let us mind, faint heart ne'er wan A lady fair." - James Drummond Burns

"People say life ain't fairlife is very fair. People aren't fairpeople are terrible." - Patrice O'Neal

"We should keep [the Panama Canal]. After all, we stole it fair and square." - S I Hayakawa

"To a fair day open the window, but make you ready as to a foule." - George Herbert



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