Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Powerful Quotes

The legendary Supreme Court Justice and feminist icon leave behind an incredible legacy—which is why Ruth Bader Ginsburg's are seriously encouraging.

We have rounded up Ruth Bader Ginsburg quotes that will remind you just what a force of nature she was during her time on the time.

"Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time."

“Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.”

“The greatest statement of equality is in the Declaration of Independence, written by a slaveholder."

"If you're a boy and you like teaching , you like nursing, you would like to have a doll, that's OK. We should each be free to develop our own talents, whatever they may be, and not be held back by artificial barriers."

“I don’t say women’s rights—I say the constitutional principle of the equal citizenship stature of men and women.”

"I didn't change the Constitution; the equality principle was there from the start. I just was an advocate for seeing its full realization."

"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception."

"Yet what greater defeat could we suffer than to come to resemble the forces we oppose in their disrespect for human dignity?"

"My dissenting opinions, like my briefs, are meant to persuade. And sometimes one must be forceful about saying how wrong the Court is."

"Some of my favorite opinions are dissenting opinions. I will not live to see what becomes of them, but I remain hopeful."

"The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people; that public discussion is a political duty; and that this should be a fundamental principle of the American government."

"A gender line helps to keep women not on a pedestal, but in a cage."