You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
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.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.
You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
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.
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.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.
Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
Atticus, he was real nice." "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.
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.
...but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.
When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake.
Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
We're paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It's that simple.
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin'.