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I do think that being the second [female Supreme Court Justice] is wonderful, because it is a sign that being a woman in a place of importance is no longer extraordinary.

I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.

I expect some new phases of life this summer, and shall try to get the honey from each moment.

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution.

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.

I made the decision. I'm accountable.

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.

I think there is a choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.

I'm not overweight, I'm just nine inches too short.

I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is a temporary situation.

If a man plants melons he will reap melons; if he sows beans, he will reap beans.

If any has a stone to throw It is not I, ever or now.

If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it's pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.

If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.

If I had a party to attend and didn't want to be there, I would play the part of someone who was having a lovely time.

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible ... what wine is so sparkling, so fragrant, so intoxicating, as possibility!


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