Sandra Day O'Connor Quotes

Quotes by Sandra Day O'Connor



"A moment of silence is not inherently religious."

"I don't know that there are any short cuts to doing a good job."

"The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender."

"Historically courts in this country have been insulated. We do not look beyond our borders for precedents."

"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."

"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."

"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."

Compiled by Thomas George








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