February 13, 2016 9:27 PM EST

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died Saturday at the age of 79, leaving behind a long list of provocative opinions and colorful quotes.

The influential conservative had a 30-year legacy on the Supreme Court. Scalia wrote his decisions with an intellect and wit that many applauded, and they provide an insightful read into Scalia’s legal logic.

Below are some of the most colorful quotes from Justice Scalia’s time on the Supreme Court.

From his opinion on the Affordable Care Act

From his opinion on Gay Marriage

On law making

On the 2000 Election and Bush V. Gore

On Affirmative Action

From a 1995 speech at Stanford University

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