You Can't Spell Truth without Ruth: An Unauthorized Collection of Witty & Wise Quotes
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Speaking the Ruth to America
Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a Supreme Court Justice in 1993, but her popularity has exploded over the last couple of years as she has been adopted as a modern feminist icon. An octogenarian who has proven that disagreeing does not make one disagreeable, Ginsburg is well-known for her pithy observations as well as her strongly argued dissents. Beloved by many â€“ including her ideological opposition, former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who was her dear friend â€“ Ginsburgâ€™s wisdom has never been more relevant or more important to American democracy.
â€œWomen belong in all places where decisions are being madeâ€¦it shouldnâ€™t be that women are the exception.â€
â€œFight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.â€
â€œPeople ask me sometimesâ€¦When will there be enough women on the Court? And I say, â€˜When there are nine.â€™ People are shocked. But thereâ€™d been nine men, and nobodyâ€™s ever raised a question about that.â€
â€œMy mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent. For most girls growing up in the â€˜40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.â€
â€œWe have the oldest written constitution still in force in the world, and it starts out with three words, â€˜We, the people.â€™â€
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