Harper Lee

Harper Lee

American writer

Lived from: 1926-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Harper Lee

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    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.
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    Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do. It aggravates em. You're not gonna change any of them by talking right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.
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    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 you see it through no matter what.
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    Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
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    The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
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    Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
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    You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
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