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  1. Life is not Fair Quotes FROM A Gift of Days: The Greatest Words to Live By Author: Stephen Alcorn Athenaeum, New York 2009

  2. Unit Questions • How do we measure whether life is fair or not? • How much of our fate is determined by luck? • What control do we have over unfair circumstances? • How can we make life worthwhile even though it seems unfair?

  3. Life is not fair (Quote 1) “I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. Know what I’m saying? Move past the fear.” LL Cool J (1968- ), entertainer

  4. Life is not fair (Quote 2) “Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.” --Edith Wharton (1912-1937), Author

  5. Life is not fair (quote 3) “My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” --Hank Aaron (1934- ), athlete

  6. Life is not fair (Quote 4) “We should be inspired by people . . . who show that human beings can be kind, brave, generous, beautiful, strong—even in the most difficult circumstances.” --Rachel Corrie (1979-2003) peace activist

  7. Life is not fair (Quote 5) “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless surrendered.” --Michael J. Fox (1961- ), entertainer

  8. Life is not fair (Quote 6) “But I, being poor, have only my dreams;/ I have spread my dreams under your feet;/ Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), poet

  9. Life is not fair (Quote 7) “Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” Helen Keller (1880-1968), author

  10. Life is not fair (Quote 8) “The impulse to dream had been slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing.” --Richard Wright (1908-1960), author

  11. Life is not fair (Quote 9) “Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you. You have to persevere, you have to insist.” --Andrea Bocelli(1958- ) singer

  12. Life is not fair (Quote 10) “In the depths of winter I finally learned that there within lay an invincible summer.” --Albert Camus (1913-1960), author

  13. Life is not fair (Quote 11) “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself; tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the creator there is no poverty and no poor, indifferent place.” --Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), poet