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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
    • in Susan Edmiston, "Portia Faces Life -- The Trials of Law School," Ms. ()
  • The written argument endures. The oral argument is fleeting.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • [On being asked when she thought there would be enough women on the Supreme Court:] When there are nine.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
    • in Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ()
  • I think gender discrimination is bad for everyone, it's bad for men, it's bad for children. ... Think of how the Constitution begins. 'We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union.' But we're still striving for that more perfect union. And one of the perfections is for the 'we the people' to include an ever enlarged group.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
    • in Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ()
  • Just as buildings in California have a greater need to be earthquake proofed, places where there is greater racial polarization in voting have a greater need for prophylactic measures to prevent purposeful race discrimination.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
    • dissent to Supreme Court's 5-4 decision striking down part of 1965 Voting Rights Act, in Mother Jones ()
  • 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
  • Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

    • 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.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Justice of the Supreme Court


Full name: Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg.