The United States has lost a national treasure. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this past weekend from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

Chief Justice John Roberts captured the essence of her 27-year tenure on the High Court, calling her a jurist who will be remembered as a “tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

Those close to her said she never lost sight of the impact the law could have on everyday people.

She was known for sharing many insights.

“If you want to be a true professional,” Justice Ginsburg said, “you will do something outside yourself, something to repair tears in your community, something to make life a little better for people less fortunate than you. That’s what I think a meaningful life is – living not for oneself, but for one’s community.”

These are words of wisdom we can all take to heart.

Rest in peace, RBG.

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