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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 11:50 AM

15 Awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes for her 82nd Birthday (Belated)

Supreme Court justice, feminist, and all-around badass Ruth Bader Ginsburg turns 82 today. Let's celebrate with some inspiring quotes. Happy birthday RBG!

1. ON HER MOTHER

"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."

— via ACLU

2. ON BEING REJECTED EARLY IN HER CAREER BY A FIRM THAT HAD ALREADY HIRED A WOMAN

“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.”

— In conversation with Makers

3. ON FEMALE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

"[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."

— In an interview with 10th Circuit Bench & Bar Conference at the University of Colorado in Boulder, via CBS News

4. ON DISSENTING OPINIONS

"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."

— From an interview on Live with Bill Maher


More: http://mentalfloss.com/article/62023/15-awesome-ruth-bader-ginsburg-quotes-her-82nd-birthday

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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 11:56 AM

1. Rec'd!! #2 was... well, perfect!

 

“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.”


That just is perfect in the sense of Alexander Graham Bell's quote:

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell


She DID see that open door!!!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 11:57 AM

2. She sure did

Have to love her

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 12:36 PM

3. I didn't know about Notorious RBG.



They were all great, but I love, love, love #3!

3. ON FEMALE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

"hen I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough ? 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."

— In an interview with 10th Circuit Bench & Bar Conference at the University of Colorado in Boulder, via CBS News

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 12:40 PM

4. Yeah-- I love that one too

It's so right on

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