Quotes Regarding Justice/Injustice in "To Kill a Mockingbird"In To Kill a Mockingbird,  what are some quotes said by any character in the story concerning prejudice, injustice/justice?

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Posted on (Answer #4)

Scouts quote, "I just can't wait to be king (pg/ 420)" is a really undermined in terms of its relevance to the theme of Justice in the novel....

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Posted on (Answer #2)

"Folks don’t like to have somebody around knowin’ more than they do. It aggravates ‘em. You’re not gonna change any of them by talkin’ 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." - Calpurnia

"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."  - Atticus

"Mr Finch, if you was a nigger like me, you'd be scared, too." - Tom Robinson

"I ain't touched her, Link Deas, and I ain't about to to go with no nigger!" - Mr Ewell

"Jem, how can you hate Hitler so bad an' then turn around and be ugly about folks right here at home -?" - Scout

"The handful of people in this town who say that fair play is not marked White Only; the handful of people who say a fair trial is for everybody, not just us..." - Miss Maudie

"I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system—that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury...." - Atticus

"The one thing that does not abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." - Atticus

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Posted on (Answer #3)

Check out Atticus' closing statement at the trial--lots of gems there. Also, after the trial, there's a chapter where Jem and Atticus discuss the trial and the legal system--there will be great quotes there, too.

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