Memorable Quotes from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Memorable Quotes from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the United States Supreme Court from 1993 until she died in 2020. You don’t reside in the highest court in the land without a fair degree of wit and intelligence about you. Today’s list concerns my favorite quotes from an admittedly divisive Supreme Court Justice.


Ginsburg was the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court.
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Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg certainly had her beliefs and convictions, and you could say that she went about them in such a way that led others to follow her example.

Women’s Rights

Before her tenure on the Supreme Court, Ginsburg would graduate from Harvard Law School.
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The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.

Women’s rights are what Ruth Bader Ginsburg is best known for. Her thoughts and actions were very much in line with the Second Wave of Feminism of the era.


You could say Ginsburg had a special interest in women’s rights, thanks to what she experienced as a mother in the workforce.
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All I can say is I am sensitive to discrimination on any basis because I have experienced that upset.

Racial tensions and injustices were still fresh on the minds of America when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn into the Supreme Court.

Keeping Calm

Interestingly, the chambers of the Supreme Court didn’t have a women’s bathroom until Ginsburg pointed it out.
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Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.

When you’re appointed to the highest court in the United States, aggression isn’t going to do you any favors when arguing your positions.


Ginsburg had special collars for whether he agreed or disagreed with a ruling in the Supreme Court.
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If I had any talentthat God could give me, I would be a great diva.

It is somewhat amusing to think of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a famous opera diva rather than a Supreme Court Justice.


While she championed rights, Ginsburg was an admittedly terrible driver, having to retake the exam five times before passing.
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When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out.

Giving time and energy to rude people is just a waste of your effort. Moving on and living your best life is the crux of what Ruth Bader Ginsburg is saying here.

The Past

Ginsburg was notable for launching the Women’s Right Project for the ACLU.
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People who think you could wave a magic wand and the legacy of the past will over are blind.

The past scars the fabric of society, marking the discourse and policies of the modern era. Standing up and acknowledging those misgivings is a vital part of advancing society.


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Later in Ginsburg’s career as a Justice, there were concerns over her advanced age, which ultimately proved correct as she died before resigning.

You can disagree without being disagreeable.

When arguing your position on a case, a Supreme Court Justice like Ruth Bader Ginsburg understands that being civil will allow you to go much further.


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Ginsburg holds the distinction of being the oldest serving member of the Court during her tenure.
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It is not women’s liberation, it is women’s and men’s liberation.

Our final quote simply relates to the notion that women’s liberation is an egalitarian concept, a wonderful idea when considering the concepts America was founded upon.

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