15 Deeply Inspirational Harper Lee Quotes That We Can All Remember Her By

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

2. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”

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

4. “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.”

5. “Things are never as bad as they seem.”

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

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

8. “People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.”

9. “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.”

10. “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat. Try fightin’ with your head for a change.”

11. “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.”

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

13. “Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.”

14. “Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.”

15. “As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don’t think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, ‘I’m probably no better than you, but I’m certainly your equal.” TC mark

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