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Best 35 Quotes by Sandra Day O’Connor

Collection of famous quotes by Sandra Day O’Connor.

Sandra Day O’Connor is an American attorney, politician, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 until her retirement in 2006. She was the first woman to serve on the Court

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Best Quotes by 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

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

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

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 more education a woman has the wider the gap between men’s and women’s earnings for the same work.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

I had become increasingly concerned in recent years about the lack of civics education in our nation’s schools. In recent years the schools have stopped teaching it. And it’s unfortunate.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

Parents should continue to become more involved with their communities and more involved in their children’s education.

— 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

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.

— 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 freedom to criticize judges and other public officials is necessary to a vibrant democracy. The problem comes when healthy criticism is replaced with more destructive intimidation and sanctions.

— 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

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

Half the states have stopped making civics and government a requirement for high school. Half.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

You have citizens who don’t understand how government works and they’re kind of soured on it. All they do is criticize. They have no idea that they can make things happen.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

We have a complex system of government. You have to teach it to every generation.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.

— 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

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

In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.

— 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

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

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent thoughtful schoolchildren.

— 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

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

The No Child Left Behind Program was an incentive to the schools to get their kids up to snuff on math and science and reading.

— 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

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

A state of war is not a blank check… when it comes to the rights of the Nation’s citizens.

— 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

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

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