75+ Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes To Live On

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born on 15 March 1933 in New York. She is a lawyer and a jurist. She is an associate justice of the U.S. supreme court. She is the second female justice after Sandra O’Connor. President Bill Clinton appointed her and she took the oath on August 10, 1993. She is seen as more forceful with her dissents and viewed as belonging liberal wing of the court.
As being a lawyer and a practical person she has given some living lessons;
1. Consistency is the key: to accomplish our dream we should work consistently and should stay motivated toward the dream. If we do this thing we can achieve whatever we want.
2. Pick words wisely: always think twice before speaking, some words can harm others, though your intention will not hurt them your words might hurt them.
3. Disagreement: it is not necessary to agree with the person we love. If they are wrong then we can disagree with them as they are not doing the right thing or not saying the right thing.
4. Enjoy life with wine: Never take lots of burden and stress, takeout some time for yourself, and sip a glass of wine with chilling some low music. This will give you a break and will make you feel better from daily hassles.
These were some living lessons from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and she has given some quotes which are practical in real life, we have listed best Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes for you, do enjoy them and be a better version of yourself.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes

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

"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.”

"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.”

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

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

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

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

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

“You can’t have it all, all at once.”

"You can't have it all, all at once."

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

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

“In the course of a marriage, one accommodates the other”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

"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."

“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. These just zap energy and waste time."

“You can disagree without being disagreeable.”

"You can disagree without being disagreeable."

“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.”

"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."

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

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

“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.”

 

“My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent. The study of law was unusual for women of my generation. For most girls growing up in the ’40s, the most important degree was not your B.A., but your M.R.S.”

 

“You think about what would have happened … Suppose I had gotten a job as a permanent associate. Probably I would have climbed up the ladder and today I would be a retired partner. So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great good fortune.”

 

“[W]hen 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.”

 

“Dissents speak to a future age. It’s not simply to say, ‘my colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way,’ but the greatest dissents do become court opinions.”

 

“I’m dejected, but only momentarily, when I can’t get the fifth vote for something I think is very important. But then you go on to the next challenge and you give it your all. You know that these important issues are not going to go away. They are going to come back again and again. There’ll be another time, another day.”

 

“You can’t have it all, all at once. Who—man or woman—has it all, all at once? Over my lifespan I think I have had it all. But in different periods of time things were rough. And if you have a caring life partner, you help the other person when that person needs it.”

 

“I … try to teach through my opinions, through my speeches, how wrong it is to judge people on the basis of what they look like, color of their skin, whether they’re men or women.”

 

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

 

“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. And if you’re a boy, and you like teaching, you like nursing, you would like to have a doll, that’s OK too. That notion that we should each be free to develop our own talents, whatever they may be, and not be held back by artificial barriers—manmade barriers, certainly not heaven sent.”

 

“We care about this institution more than our individual egos and we are all devoted to keeping the Supreme Court in the place that it is, as a co-equal third branch of government and I think a model for the world in the collegiality and independence of judges.”

 

“[J]ustices 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.”

 

“I think a law clerk told me about this Tumblr and also explained to me what Notorious RBG was a parody on. And now my grandchildren love it and I try to keep abreast of the latest that’s on the tumblr. … [I]n fact I think I gave you a Notorious RBG [T-shirts]. I have quite a large supply.”

 

“My grandchildren love it. At my advanced age—I’m now an octogenarian—I’m constantly amazed by the number of people who want to take my picture.”

 

“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. To do something, as my colleague David Souter would say, outside myself. ‘Cause I’ve gotten much more satisfaction for the things that I’ve done for which I was not paid.”

 

“Now I happen to be the oldest. But John Paul Stevens didn’t step down until he was 90.”

 

“I had great good fortune in my life to be alive and have the skills of a lawyer when the women’s movement was revived in the United States. And I think my attitude, my aspirations have not changed since the ’70s. My hope for our society that we’re gonna use the talent of all of the people and not just half of them.”

 

“I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at. My favorite example is the symphony orchestra. When I was growing up, there were no women in orchestras. Auditioners thought they could tell the difference between a woman playing and a man. Some intelligent person devised a simple solution: Drop a curtain between the auditioners and the people trying out. And, lo and behold, women began to get jobs in symphony orchestras.”

 

“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.”

 

“I – try to teach through my opinions, through my speeches, how wrong it is to judge people on the basis of what they look like, color of their skin, whether they’re men or women.”

 

“I think it will have staying power because people, and not only women, men as well as women, realize how wrong the behavior was and how it subordinated women. So we shall see, but my prediction is that it is here to stay.”

 

“If you’re a boy, and you like teaching, you like nursing, you would like to have a doll, that’s okay… we should each be free to develop our own talents, whatever they may be and not be held back by artificial barriers.”

 

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

 

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

 

“My first encounter with [clubs that were men-only] was when my husband was working for a law firm in New York, and they had a holiday party at a club that did not admit women. The women associates let it be known that that was improper. They weren’t listened to. So the next year, none of the women associates showed up at the holiday party. And the year after that, the holiday party was held at a place that welcomed women as well as men.”

 

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

 

“We are doing a lot better. When I was in my last year of law school, I was attending Columbia Law School, my daughter was between three and four. There was only one nursery school in that entire area. They would take a child from 9 to 12 or 2 to 5. By the time my daughter was a mother herself, and teaching at Columbia Law School, there were over two dozen full day daycare facilities in that area. A few of my law clerks have taken parental leave, male law clerks. It’s more common than it once was.”

 

“You can’t have it all, all at once. Who — man or woman — has it all, all at once? Over my lifespan, I think I have had it all. But in different periods of time, things were rough.”

 

“No one who is in business for profit can foist his or her beliefs on a workforce that includes many people who do not share those beliefs.”

 

“Just think how you would like the women in your family to be treated, particularly your daughters. And when you see men behaving in ways they should not, you should tell them this is improper behavior.”

 

“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. All those barriers are gone. 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, those stereotypes are gone. So we speak of parent – rather than mother and wage earner rather than male breadwinner.”

 

“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.”

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