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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death. She was one of the most renowned and famous justice in US history of all time. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known for her notable works for gender equality and women's rights. Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated from Madison High School. Later she achieved a bachelor of arts degree in government from Cornell University in 1954. She attended the Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg earned a law degree from Columbia Law School and she was the first woman to be on two major law reviews: the Harvard Law Review and Columbia Law Review. She struggled as a woman in the field of law at the beginning of her career. Ruth Bader Ginsburg co-founded the Women's Rights Law Reporter, the first law journal in the US that focuses exclusively on women's rights.


She attained a reputation as a skilled oral advocate, and her work led directly to the end of gender discrimination in many areas of the law. When Ruth Bader Ginsburg worked as an attorney at the beginning of her professional life, she argued six gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court between 1973 and 1976, winning five. On June 22, 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated Ginsburg as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. She became the first Jewish and the second woman justice in US history.


Ginsburg was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2015, Time magazine named Ginsburg as one of 100 most influential people. In the year 2019, she received a one million dollar Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture. She donated the entire amount for philanthropic causes. Ginsburg is considered to be a "pop culture icon". She has been a source of inspiration for many throughout the world. We are remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with some of her memorable quotes.



Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.
Be independent and be a lady.
When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.
You can disagree without being disagreeable.
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.
When contemplated in its extreme, almost any power looks dangerous.
So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.
Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one's ability to persuade.
Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.
The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.
Dissents speak to a future age.
We should learn ... to do our best for the sake of our communities and for the sake of those for whom we pave the way.
I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at.
Time is on the side of change.
We should not be held back from pursuing our full talents, from contributing what we could contribute to the society, because we fit into a certain mold ― because we belong to a group that historically has been the object of discrimination.
Don’t be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. These just zap energy and waste time.
Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
I think our system is being polluted by money.
The greatest statement of equality is in the Declaration of Independence, written by a slaveholder.
You can’t have it all, all at once.
The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people; that public discussion is a political duty; and that this should be a fundamental principle of the American government.
Feminism—I think the simplest explanation, and one that captures the idea, is a song that Marlo Thomas sang, ‘Free To Be You and Me.’ Free to be, if you were a girl—doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. Anything you want to be.
My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent.
If you're going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers.
Our goal in the '70s was to end the closed door era. There were so many things that were off limits to women, policing, firefighting, mining, piloting planes. And the stereotypical view of people of a world divided between home and child caring women and men as breadwinners, men representing the family outside the home.
Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation?
Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.
Women's rights are an essential part of the overall human rights agenda, trained on the equal dignity and ability to live in freedom all people should enjoy.
A constitution, as important as it is, will mean nothing unless the people are yearning for liberty and freedom.
Every constitution written since the end of World War II includes a provision that men and women are citizens of equal stature. Ours does not.
Women belong in all places where decisions are being made ... It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.
Someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has.
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