Sonia Sotomayor Quotes


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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

"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."

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor Quotes on Education

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

"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."

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

"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."

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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

Sonia Sotomayor

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