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Sandra Day O`Connor Quotes and Sayings

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My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Related topics: Politics

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the
core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has
to make you a more understanding person.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

 

I wanted to be a cattle rancher when I was young,
because it was what I knew and I loved it.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

My concern was whether I could do the job of a justice
well enough to convince the nation that my appointment was the right move.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The more education a woman has, the wider the gap between
men's and women's earnings for the same work.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

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The members of the court were just delighted to have a ninth member -
male or female.
They were all kind and welcoming.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I need to retire from retirement.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the
federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent
judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values,
principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The fact is, we are a nine-member court that sits on cases.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The Establishment Clause prohibits government from
making adherence to a religion relevant in any way
to a person's standing in the political community.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Each of us brings to our job, whatever it is,
our lifetime of experience and our values.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time.
No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing
majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th
Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments,
not on my gender.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I don't know that there are any short cuts to doing a good job.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

There was no hostility at the court when I arrived.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice,
and it is a joy to have her on the court,
but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a
second woman on the court.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

A moment of silence is not inherently religious.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I think the important thing about my appointment is
not that I will decide cases as a woman,
but that I am a woman who will get to decide cases.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

If I stumbled badly in doing the job,
I think it would have made life more difficult for women,
and that was a great concern of mine and still is.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court,
but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Historically courts in this country have been insulated.
We do not look beyond our borders for precedents.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I'm a judge.
It seemed to me that it was critical to try to take
action to stem the criticism and help people understand
that in the constitutional framework,
it's terribly important not to have a system of retaliation
against decisions people don't like.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

My sense is that jurists from other nations around
the world understand that our court occupies a very
special place in the American system,
and that the court is rather well regarded in comparison,
perhaps, to their own.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

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

It matters enormously to a successful democratic society
like ours that we have three branches of government,
each with some independence and some control over the other two.
That's set out in the Constitution.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons,
regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect,
responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The courts of this country should not be the places
where resolution of disputes begins.
They should be the places where the disputes end after
alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the
changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime,
there is still room to advance and to promote correction
of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

What was a problem was the excessive amount of media
attention to the appointment of the first woman and everything she did.
Everywhere that Sandra went, the press was sure to go.
And that got tiresome; it was stressful.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

When I went to law school, which after all was back in the dark ages,
we never looked beyond our borders for precedents.
As a state court judge, it never would have occurred to me to do so,
and when I got to the Supreme Court,
it was very much the same.
We just didn't do it.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Young women today often have very little appreciation
for the real battles that took place to get women where
they are today in this country.
I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

The abortion cases produced an enormous amount of mail to my chambers,
vastly more than to the other chambers,
I am sure.
I sometimes thought there wasn't a woman in the United
States who didn't write me a letter on one side or the other of that issue.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion,
such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews.
Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty -
one,
perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury
to passengers or damage to goods.
Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents
of other member nations in resolving issues.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Where there's life, there's hope.
- Terence

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Abandon hope.
- Pema Chodron


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