Atticus Being A Mockingbird Quotes by Harper Lee and many others.
Some negroes lie, some are immoral, some negro men are not be trusted around women – black and white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men.
It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
So it took an eight-year-old child to bring ’em to their senses…. That proves something – that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they’re still human. Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children.
There are just some kind of menвЂ¦whoвЂ™re so busy worrying about the next world theyвЂ™ve never learned to live in this one.
I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system — that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.
Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand.
As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it – whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, he is trash.
ItвЂ™s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesnвЂ™t hurt you.
Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year. Scout
This time we aren’t fighting the Yankees, we’re fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they’re still our friends and this is still our home.
When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles ’em.
Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.
That proves something- that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they’re still human.
Summer, and he watches his children’s heart break. Autumn again and Boo’s children needed him. Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.
Jen and I were accustomed to our father’s last-will-and-testament diction, and were at times free to interrupt Atticus for a translation when it was beyond our understanding.