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1. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

2. Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.

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

4. You just hold your head high and keep those fists down.  No matter what anyone says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat.

5. Try fighting with your head for a change.

6. It’s not okay to hate anybody.

7. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.

8. There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ’em all away from you. That’s never possible.

9. When a child asks…

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Comments on: "12 Great Quotes from Atticus Finch" (6)

  1. great quotes,

    “I don’t know how people can fake whole relationships… I can’t even fake a hello to somebody I don’t like”

    thank you


  2. Oh my goodness, Bette, I know these by heart. I taught TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD for years and years. It is one of my all time favorite books and Gregory Peck was PERFECT for the part of Atticus Finch. What you and others may not know is thar the character Dill who came to visit that summer was based on Truman Capote. As a chld he visited the small town in which Harper Lee set her story. Blessings, Natalie 🙂


    • SMALL, SMALL WORLD! Thanks for the insight into Harper Lee’s Dill, based on Truman Capote… Who would know? YOU. And having the opportunity to teach TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD over the years must have blessed you exponentially. You are a dear for sharing. I’ve read it twice so far, but must get back to it again before long. Each re-read of my favorites brings more blessings. THANKS! 🙂


      • Oh I’ve read it probably 100 times or more and I never tire of it. It’s just such a good book and the characters are so memorable. It’s a book that should be on the required reading list for every child. Blessings, Natalie 🙂


  3. And Gregory Peck was very much like the character he played. He was one of those very rare people … a genuine good guy.


    • So true. He is one of my all time favorites. I like to think that PURE TRASH looks at the poor, particularly poor children, with the same discernment (poverty & prejudice). I hope so…


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