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Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "The challenges I have faced—among them material poverty, chronic illness, and being raised by a single mother—are not uncommon, but neither have they kept me from uncommon achievements."

The challenges I have faced—among them material poverty, chronic illness, and being raised by a single mother—are not uncommon, but neither have they kept me from uncommon achievements.




Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "[T]he habit of living as if in the shadow of death has remained with me, and I consider that, too, a gift."

[T]he habit of living as if in the shadow of death has remained with me, and I consider that, too, a gift.



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "I couldn’t even tell if I had any sadness of my own, because I was so full of Abuelita’s sadness."

I couldn’t even tell if I had any sadness of my own, because I was so full of Abuelita’s sadness.



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "It seems obvious now: the child who spends school days in a fog of semi-comprehension has no way to know her problem is not that she is slow-witted."

It seems obvious now: the child who spends school days in a fog of semi-comprehension has no way to know her problem is not that she is slow-witted.




Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "...you cannot value dreams according to the odds of their coming true. The real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire."

...you cannot value dreams according to the odds of their coming true. The real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire.



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "... a surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence. Page 115"

... a surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence. Page 115



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "In my experience when a friend unloaded about a boyfriend or spouse, the listener soaked up the complaint and remembered it long after the speaker had forgiven the offense."

In my experience when a friend unloaded about a boyfriend or spouse, the listener soaked up the complaint and remembered it long after the speaker had forgiven the offense.




Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "I think that even someone who got into an institution through affirmative action could prove they were qualified by what they accomplished there. Page 188"

I think that even someone who got into an institution through affirmative action could prove they were qualified by what they accomplished there. Page 188



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "I was fifteen years old when I understood how it is that things break down: people can't imagine someone else's point of view."

I was fifteen years old when I understood how it is that things break down: people can't imagine someone else's point of view.



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "I accepted what the Sisters taught in religion class: that God is loving, merciful, charitable, forgiving. That message didn't jibe with adults smacking kids."

I accepted what the Sisters taught in religion class: that God is loving, merciful, charitable, forgiving. That message didn't jibe with adults smacking kids.



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "The Latino community anchored me, but I didn't want it to isolate me from the full extent of what Princeton had to offer, including engagement with the larger community. Page 148"

The Latino community anchored me, but I didn't want it to isolate me from the full extent of what Princeton had to offer, including engagement with the larger community. Page 148



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "[T]he more critical lesson I learned that day is still one too many kids never figure out: don't be shy about making a teacher of any willing party who knows what he or she is doing."

[T]he more critical lesson I learned that day is still one too many kids never figure out: don't be shy about making a teacher of any willing party who knows what he or she is doing.




Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "Sonia lives her life fully. If she dies tomorrow, she'll die happy. If she lives the way you want her to live, she'll die miserable. So leave her alone, okay?"

Sonia lives her life fully. If she dies tomorrow, she'll die happy. If she lives the way you want her to live, she'll die miserable. So leave her alone, okay?



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "Dressing badly has been a refuge much of my life, a way of compelling others to engage with my mind, not my physical presence. Page. 283"

Dressing badly has been a refuge much of my life, a way of compelling others to engage with my mind, not my physical presence. Page. 283



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "Many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I feared. Page 135"

Many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I feared. Page 135



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "[A]lthough wisdom is built on life experience, the mere accumulation of years guarantees nothing."

[A]lthough wisdom is built on life experience, the mere accumulation of years guarantees nothing.



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "I have come to believe that in order to thrive, a child must have at least one adult in her life who shows her unconditional love, respect, and confidence."

I have come to believe that in order to thrive, a child must have at least one adult in her life who shows her unconditional love, respect, and confidence.



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "I've always believed phone calls from kids must be allowed if mothers are to feel welcome in the workplace, as anyone who has worked in my chambers can attest."

I've always believed phone calls from kids must be allowed if mothers are to feel welcome in the workplace, as anyone who has worked in my chambers can attest.



Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World Quotes: "The tatters of old stories are tangled, weathered, muted by long-held silences that succeeded loud feuds, and sometimes no doubt re-dyed a more flattering color."

The tatters of old stories are tangled, weathered, muted by long-held silences that succeeded loud feuds, and sometimes no doubt re-dyed a more flattering color.