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emada4209 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 3, 2010 at 11:59 AM via web

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, what quotes could I use to teach others about life lessons (especially ones taught by Atticus)?

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mstokes | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted January 3, 2010 at 10:10 PM (Answer #1)

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All quotes spoken by Atticus

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, Chapter 9 

..but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.  The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.  ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 11

That proves something - that a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they're still human.  Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children. Chapter 16

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.  ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 23

I think there's just one kind of folks.  Folks.  ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 23, spoken by the character Scout

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