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Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences.
Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
Louis D. Brandeis
Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.
As a citizen, you need to know how to be a part of it, how to express yourself - and not just by voting.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.
Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction.
In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.
No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture.
Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
I was in high school - and I went to an all-boys Catholic high school, a Jesuit high school, where I was focused on academics and athletics, going to church every Sunday at Little Flower, working on my service projects, and friendship, friendship with my fellow classmates and friendship with girls from the local all-girls Catholic schools.
Judges have to have the humility to recognize that they operate within a system of precedent, shaped by other judges equally striving to live up to the judicial oath.
It doesn't help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent.
The human brain is a wonderful organ. It starts to work as soon as you are born and doesn't stop until you get up to deliver a speech.
It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
I can smell a liar like a fart in a lift!
I have no regrets. I don't believe in looking back. What I am proudest of? Working really hard... and achieving as much as I could.
We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution.
Charles Evans Hughes
Every state has an undoubted right to determine the status, or domestic and social condition, of the persons domiciled within its territory except insofar as the powers of the states in this respect are restrained, or duties and obligations imposed upon them, by the Constitution of the United States.
Roger B. Taney
All human beings are intrinsically valuable, and the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong.
Judges should interpret the laws according to what they say, not according to what the judges wish they would say. Judges are supposed to interpret the laws; they are not supposed to make them.
I think that Congress' ability to reason is fully equal to that of the judiciary.
By 'justice', I understand nothing more than that bond which is necessary to keep the interest of individuals united, without which men would return to their original state of barbarity. All punishments which exceed the necessity of preserving this bond are, in their nature, unjust.
Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
William O. Douglas
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