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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
Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.
Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society.
We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.
Sandra Day O'Connor
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.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction.
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
Louis D. Brandeis
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.
Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.
If someone were to say that life at hard labor is as painful as death and therefore equally cruel, I should reply that, taking all the unhappy moments of perpetual slavery together, it is perhaps even more painful, but these moments are spread out over a lifetime, and capital punishment exercises all its power in an instant.
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.
Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions.
William O. Douglas
Under the Articles of Confederation, the national government had the power to issue commands to the several sovereign states, but it had no authority to govern individuals directly.
It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians.
Warren E. Burger
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true. This is the ordinary course in a free society. The response to the unreasoned is the rational; to the uninformed, the enlightened; to the straight-out lie, the simple truth.
Judges are like umpires. Umpires don't make the rules. They apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire.
Judges should be in the business of declaring what the law is using the traditional tools of interpretation, rather than pronouncing the law as they might wish it to be in light of their own political views.
Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.
Benjamin N. Cardozo
In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence.
John J. Sirica
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
Charles Evans Hughes
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