Top 10 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes

Ruth Bader Ginsburg(March 15, 1933) is the second women to be a Supreme Court Justice. She fought for gender equality and civil rights. 

Here are the top ten greatest quotes:


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

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We should not be held back from pursuing our full talents, from contributing what we could contribute to society, because we fit into a certain mold – because we belong to a group that historically has been the object of discrimination.


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

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Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life.

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You can’t have it all, all at once.

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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.


My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent.

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When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.

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

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I will do this job as long as I feel that I can do it full steam.

brown wooden gavelThank you Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

Interesting Facts:

  • In 1980, she was appointed to the US Court of Appeals by President Carter.
  • She was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 to the Supreme Court.
  • She has a net worth of over $4 million.
  • She loved opera.
  • She wrote a book My Own Words that became a New York Times Best Seller.

What are some of your favorite quotes?


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