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Judy Sheindlin Quotes

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Judy Sheindlin quotes: Judge Judy’s thoughts on success.

“Never let anyone or anything define your value or limit your dream.”

“There’s no cap on success.  The jury stays out till you take your last breath.”

“You only have one thing in business, and that is your reputation.”

“You only have one chance for a first impression.”

“Only a fool tests the depth of the water by jumping in with both feet.”

“If you take control over those things you can, you are better able to negotiate the unexpected.”

“If you’re going to spend your time, spend your time getting smarter.”

“If you are trying to balance the scales of justice and equality in all your work relationships, you’re going to come up short.”

“When one searches for the truth, one should be armed with all available information.  A closed mind is a dangerous thing.”

“Unless you believe in reincarnation, this is your one shot.”

“Don’t make a cemetery of your life by burying your talents.”

“The time to change was yesterday; the time to wake up is now.”

“It’s nice to leave on top.”

“You don’t teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools.  You teach that at home, and children learn by example.”

“Teach your daughters, teach your granddaughters, everybody has to have something that they’re good at… where they can earn a living.”

“If you are dependent on another human being to make you happy, that’s not the same thing as being happier in the company of that person.”

“If you can share with the people who’ve been good to you, do it.”

“Not everything has to be a money-making operation.  You do things sometimes because it makes you feel good.”

“I really believe if you give people a product that couples entertainment with a little bit of education, a soft glove and sense of humor – especially about a subject people have begun to feel very frustrated about, which is the legal system – then you have a formula for success.”

“You should want to give something back.”

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”

“I think we judge talent wrong.  What do we see as talent?  I think I have made the same mistake myself.  We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball.  The sweetness, the timing.  That’s the only thing we see as talent.  Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.”

“You can’t please everyone.  When you’re too focused on living up to other people’s standards, you aren’t spending enough time raising your own.  Some people may whisper, complain, and judge.  But for the most part, it’s all in your head.  People care less about your actions than you think.  Why?  They have their own problems!”

“If you tell the truth, then you don’t have to have a good memory.”

“If it doesn’t make sense, it’s usually not true.”

“Beauty fades, dumb is forever.”

“I love the truth.  If you don’t tell me the truth, you’re gonna be eating your shoes.”

“I couldn’t give a rat’s tutu about your emotional distress.”

“Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”

“I’m here because I’m smart, not because I’m young and gorgeous… although I am!”

“I knew that if I worked hard, I could have both – I could have a family, because that was important to me, and I could have a career.”

“A combination of tenacity and luck brought me here today.”

“I don’t have two different personalities.  I am what I am.”

“I don’t feel as if anything that has happened to me in my life was sidetracked because I was a woman.”

“I’m convinced that independence is a woman’s only path to happiness.  That doesn’t mean you necessarily have to be on your own; the point is knowing that you could make it on your own.  And the only way to possess this confidence and control is to have a profession or a vocation that gives you pleasure and makes you self-supporting.”

“I only do one thing at a time; otherwise, I get confused and then I can’t trick you.”

“Since I’m the judge, it’s a very stupid thing to irritate me!”

“The only attitude I tolerate around here is my own!  You speak, then I rule, and after that you shut up.  Do you understand?”

“There’s only one wise-ass I tolerate in my courtroom… and that’s the bailiff.”

“I don’t want you, or anybody else, to think I’m stupid.  Old, maybe; stupid, never.”

“I’m an entertainer, and I’m paid as an entertainer.”

“They pay me the money that they do because they have no choice.  They can’t find another one.  They’ve tried to find another Judy.”

“My viewers are smart.  They know I have a contract with a TV show and that I make a lot of money.”

“What keeps me going are those few cases, maybe 10 a year, and I do maybe 1,000 cases a year.  Maybe 10 of them, I can make a real, positive difference.  That keeps you going.”

“I never don’t have a good time.  Even when I go to work with a cold or a sore throat, as soon as I hit the mark and walk out that door, everything else is gone and I’m up.”

“I exercise, and I eat reasonably, and I don’t want to look at myself being out of shape.  That would depress me.”

“Of course I’m right; I’m always right.  I’m like a truth machine.”

“I’ve had an absolutely magical run.”

“It’s your life; live it well.”

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