Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes

Who is Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Born March 15, 1933
Died September 18, 2020

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Best 15 Quotes by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”

“I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.”

“I didn’t change the Constitution; the equality principle was there from the start. I just was an advocate for seeing its full realization.”

“I don’t say women’s rights—I say the constitutional principle of the equal citizenship stature of men and women.”

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”

“So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.”

“Some of my favorite opinions are dissenting opinions. I will not live to see what becomes of them, but I remain hopeful.”

“The greatest statement of equality is in the Declaration of Independence, written by a slaveholder.”

“When contemplated in its extreme, almost any power looks dangerous.”

“When I'm sometimes asked when will there be enough women on the Supreme Court and I say, 'When there are nine,' people are shocked. But there'd been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that.”

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

“Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.”

“You can disagree without being disagreeable.”

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“When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”

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