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Saturday, February 20, 2016

10 of the most powerful and inspiring quotes from To Kill A Mockingbird

1. “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

2. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

3. “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 when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

The characters Atticus Finch and Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird 

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird 

4. “People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.”

5. “We’re paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It’s that simple.”

6. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

7. “You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ‘em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.”

                                                                   Harper Lee

                                       Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird, has died aged 89.

8. “I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”

9. “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, that white man is trash.”

10. “‘Atticus, he was real nice’. ‘Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them’.”