What is a quote about courage and Boo Radley?It would be helpful if it was the part when Boo goes and saves Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell.  Please don't include the quote about "I wanted you to see...

What is a quote about courage and Boo Radley?

It would be helpful if it was the part when Boo goes and saves Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell.  Please don't include the quote about "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. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs Dubose won all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew.'"

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Although it is obvious that Boo Radley has finally made his presence known in a most heroic fashion in the climax of To Kill a Mockingbird, his actions are downplayed nonetheless. Just when Jem and Scout needed him most, Boo appeared, just in time to save the kids from Bob Ewell. But Sheriff Tate and Atticus are both concerned for his privacy and realize that "draggin' him and his shy ways into the limelight" would be a sin. Sheriff Tate's praise of Boo is restrained.

    "I never heard tell that it's against the law for a citizen to do his utmost to prevent a crime from being committed, which is exactly what he did... the one man who's done this town a great service..."

Atticus' praise is short but sincere. "Thank you for my children, Arthur," he said.

Scout will never forget her only meeting with Boo.

Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives... (It was) Autumn again, and Boo's children needed him.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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