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Elena Kagan Quotes and Sayings

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt PHOTO

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela PHOTO

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Peace is its own reward.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

Power is not alluring to pure minds.
- Thomas Jefferson

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan


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