35 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes from American Lawyer and Jurist

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist.


Top 10 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes


When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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


A gender line helps to keep women not on a pedestal, but in a cage. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


You can disagree without being disagreeable. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


We are a nation made strong by people like you. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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


Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


When contemplated in its extreme, almost any power looks dangerous. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


We are at last beginning to relegate to the history books the idea of the token woman. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


If I had any talent in the world, I would be a great diva. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Famous Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes


If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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 outside of myself. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


I don’t say women’s rights – I say the constitutional principle of the equal citizenship stature of men and women. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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 and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that’s the dissenter’s hope: that they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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

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

Popular Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes


I didn’t change the Constitution; the equality principle was there from the start. I just was an advocate for seeing its full realization. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In every good marriage, it helps sometimes to be a little deaf. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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

In the course of a marriage, one accommodates the other. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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

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. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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

Best Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes

The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It’s a decision she must make for herself. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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

The side that wants to take the choice away from women and give it to the state, they’re fighting a losing battle. Time is on the side of change. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

I remember envying the boys long before I even knew the word ‘feminism,’ because I liked shop better than cooking or sewing. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

People ask me sometimes… ‘When will there be enough women on the court?’ And my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’ ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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