Sonia Sotomayor Quotes

"Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career."

"We apply law to facts. We don't apply feelings to facts."

"Don't mistake politeness for lack of strength."

"I do know one thing about me: I don't measure myself by others' expectations or let others define my worth."

"Experience has taught me that you cannot value dreams according to the odds of their coming true. Their real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire."

"Success is its own reward, but failure is a great teacher too, and not to be feared."

"You can't dream unless you know what the possibilities are."

"Remember that no one succeeds alone. Never walk alone in your future paths."

"Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society."

"Some people choose not to engage the battle and then don't seek out that kind of success. And others do."

"Sometimes, even if there was no useful advice to give, I saw that listening still helped."

"If your child marches to a different beat, a different drummer, you might just have to go along with that music. Help them achieve what’s important to them."

"I firmly believe in the rule of law as the foundation for all of our basic rights."

"As you discover what strength you can draw from your community in this world from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward. Build bridges instead of walls."

"A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence."

"I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge regardless of their background or life experiences."

"Don't be shy about making a teacher of any willing party who knows what he or she is doing."

"You can't be a minority in this society without having someone express disapproval about affirmative action."

"You can only stay connected if you feel connected."

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