27 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes That Inspire

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I watched the movie about the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (ad) www.rbgmovie.com only just last year, sometime.

What an inspiration she was and now such a loss to us all.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in 2020.

Enjoy reading through (and sharing) the following…

27 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes That Inspire

1.

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

2.

Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.

3.

When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out.

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

5.

People ask me sometimes… ‘When will there be enough women on the court?’ And my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.

6.

You can’t have it all, all at once.

7.

I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.

8.

Justices continue to think and can change. I am ever hopeful that if the court has a blind spot today, its eyes will be open tomorrow.

9.

Don’t be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. These just zap energy and waste time.

Don't be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg Click To Tweet

10.

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

11.

In the course of a marriage, one accommodates the other.

12.

In every good marriage, it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.

13.

A gender line…helps to keep women not on a pedestal, but in a cage.

14.

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

15.

Yet what greater defeat could we suffer than to come to resemble the forces we oppose in their disrespect for human dignity?

16.

If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself.

17.

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

18.

Choosing the right word, and the right word order…could make an enormous difference in conveying an image or an idea.

19.

Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.

20.

You can disagree without being disagreeable.

You can disagree without being disagreeable. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg Click To Tweet

21.

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

22.

If you have a caring life partner, you help the other person when that person needs it. I had a life partner who thought my work was as important as his, and I think that made all the difference for me.

23.

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

24.

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

So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg Click To Tweet

25.

I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.

26.

Rabbi Alfred Bettleheim once said: “Prejudice saves us a painful trouble, the trouble of thinking”.

27.

I became a lawyer for selfish reasons. I thought I could do a lawyer’s job better than any other.

In the days leading up to her death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter:

My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.


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27 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes That Inspire