Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Marriage

“‘In every good marriage,’ she counseled, ‘it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.’ I have followed that advice assiduously, and not only at home through 56 years of a marital partnership nonpareil [Ginsburg’s husband Martin died in 2010]. I have employed it as well in every workplace, including the Supreme Court. When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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  1. Wouldn’t have guessed she’s a “do as I say, not as I do…” kind of person.

  2. Sage words. So many misunderstandings can be avoided in life if we let ourselves cool off before we speak. And if we can’t do that ourselves, it does help to have a partner who can show us a little bit of grace for a few seconds.