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.
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.
It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.
There are just some kind of menвЂ¦who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one.
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.
Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of another… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.
Atticus, he was real nice.” “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.
Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open.
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.
Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.
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.
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.
Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in.
Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand.
I say guilt, gentlemen, because it was guilt that motivated her. She has committed no crime, she has merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society.