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I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices.
by Elena Kagan

I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices.
Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the
way for me and so many other women in my generation.
Their pioneering lives have created boundless possibilities for women in the law.
I thank them for their inspiration and also for the
personal kindnesses they have shown me.
- Elena Kagan

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.
- Elena Kagan

What my political views or my constitutional views are just doesn't matter.
- Elena Kagan

If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and
the principles articulated in it the full measure of
respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court.
- Elena Kagan

 

I think the nine justices think the solicitor general is the 35th clerk.
- Elena Kagan

And what my constitutional values are are wholly irrelevant to the job,
and so neither you nor anyone else will know what they are.
- Elena Kagan

It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl,
as opposed to some other, different kind.
And I think that made a great deal of difference to
me growing up and in my life afterward.
- Elena Kagan

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When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful
discussion of legal issues,
the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce,
and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly
evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public.
- Elena Kagan

I've led a school whose faculty and students examine
and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system.
And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom.
I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other,
across every apparent political or ideological divide.
- Elena Kagan

In fact, corporate and union moneys go overwhelmingly to incumbents,
so limiting that money, as Congress did in the campaign finance law,
may be the single most self-denying thing that Congress has ever done.
- Elena Kagan

To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's
office is the honor of a lifetime.
As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition,
not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary
professionalism and integrity.
That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.
- Elena Kagan

I do not espouse the unitarian position.
President Clinton's assertion of directive authority over administration,
more than President Reagan's assertion of a general supervisory authority,
raises serious constitutional questions.
- Elena Kagan

I think that if there are positions that you can't argue...
then the responsibility is probably to resign.
If one's own conscience is opposed to the requirements
and responsibilities of the job,
then it's time to leave the job.
- Elena Kagan

The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility
of ensuring that our government never oversteps its
proper bounds or violates the rights of individuals.
But the Court must also recognize the limits on itself
and respect the choices made by the American people.
- Elena Kagan

It's not that there are no masters, but that there are many.
And the job of the solicitor general is to balance
those masters and to accommodate them all,
each in their proper places, wisely and well and in
so doing to represent the people of the United States.
- Elena Kagan

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

All of us have to recognize that we owe our children
more than we have been giving them.
- Hillary Clinton

What do I owe to my times, to my country,
to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions
which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

The United States, for a French citizen,
is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe,
along with most Europeans, our freedom.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

It was Neuberger who first taught me how to do research,
both technically and as a way of life,
and I owe much to him.
- Frederick Sanger

We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans -
a debt we can never fully repay.
- Doc Hastings

All I owe the world is my art.
- Sherman Alexie

Everything I have, my career, my success,
my family, I owe to America.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I don't know what it is to love the way they love-they
would jump off a bridge for me.
I can't do that.
I can only say, I owe you.
- Bobby Darin

We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men;
and that is all.
We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing.
I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends.
- Fay Weldon

I have heard something said about allegiance to the South.
I know no South, no North, no East, no West,
to which I owe any allegiance.
- Henry Clay

My son was killed in 2004.
I am not paying my taxes for 2004.
You killed my son, George Bush, and I don't owe you a penny.
- Cindy Sheehan

I am probably exaggerating a little,
but I owe my equilibrium to ink and paper.
- Julien Green

This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the
duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound
analysis of the actual facts.
- Charlie Gonzalez

The valor and courage of our young women and men in
the armed services are a shining example to all of the world,
and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.
- Bill Frist

Everything that I will ever accomplish,
I owe to God, to my parent's sacrifices,
and to the United States of America.
- Marco Rubio

From dear, dear Gloria Swanson, I learned how to live long,
happy and free of health problems.
I owe her my life.
- Dirk Benedict

Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer,
healthier lives.
We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.
- Ike Skelton

Suffering!
We owe to it all that is good in us,
all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity,
we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
- Anatole France

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw.
All I am I owe to my mother.
I attribute all my success in life to the moral,
intellectual and physical education I received from her.
- George Washington

Nature makes only dumb animals.
We owe the fools to society.
- Honore de Balzac

All you owe the public is a good performance.
- Humphrey Bogart

I owe nothing to Women's Lib.
- Margaret Thatcher

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our
own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

If I have made an appointment with you,
I owe you punctuality, I have no right to throw away your time,
if I do my own.
- Richard Cecil

Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability
of detecting in those they destine for their tools
the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.
- Joseph Conrad

I am in favor, heartily in favor, of our Constitution
and Bill of Rights and I owe my allegiance to my country at all times.
- Julius Rosenberg

I owe my solitude to other people.
- Alan Watts

Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies.
I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my
energies and drove me in new directions.
- E. O. Wilson

My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great,
great writer.
She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me.
I owe a lot to Brenda.
- Rick Derringer

It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles.
Television came along and gave me parts to chew on.
It gave me wings as an actor.
- Ricardo Montalban

Words contract a significance which clings to them
long after the condition of things to which they owe it has passed away.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The deal is that you can do it, you don't really owe me anything,
but at the end of it, I own the film.
Then I can actually go out and reprint or not reprint if it I want.
- Todd McFarlane

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her,
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

I owe all of this to the guys I've played with and
all the coaches that have helped me get to where I'm at right now.
I'm honored to be here.
- Allen Iverson

We owe at least this much to future generations,
from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.
- Maurice Strong

I owe a large part of my success to Joe Brown,
who helped me both as a player and a person.
- Willie Stargell

Squash has been my life and I owe a lot to the sport.
- Jahangir Khan

I give everything I have to give on the screen.
I feel I don't owe the public anything else.
- Emmanuelle Beart

Toots said to me, 'I gotta hand it to him,
thought, when he got into the big money,
he came by and handed me the cash, saying,
'Here's what I'm sure I owe you.'
- Audrey Meadows

It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt
to a man to whom you already owe much.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I can plod.
I can persevere in any definite pursuit.
To this I owe everything.
- William Carey

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
- Voltaire

You owe it to all of us all get on with what you're good at.
- W. H. Auden

We owe our success to them, and also to the fact that,
as the saying goes, two "Eds" are better than one.
- Edmond H. Fischer

We need to win something for the fans because they
have been patient and very understanding and we owe them.
- Jamie Redknapp

And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius,
rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
- Chauncey Wright


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