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13 Quotes By Harper Lee

Harper Lee passed away just a few days ago on February 19th, 2016.

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13 Quotes By Harper Lee

Harper Lee passed away just a few days ago on February 19th, 2016. She was an American novelist known for "To Kill a Mockingbird." This book was published in 1960 and, a year later, it won a Pulitzer Prize. This book is a classic. In 2007, Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions to literature. She also received a number of other honors, but would not speak for them. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is somewhat based on Lee's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as an event that happened near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama in 1936. Her second novel, "Go Set a Watchman," was written in the mid-1950's and published in July 2015 as a sequel, but was later confirmed to be "To Kill a Mockingbird's" first draft.

Here are 13 quotes from this well-known author.


1. "People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for."


2. "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."


3. "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a fun in his hand, it's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through."


4. "Before I can live with other folks, I've got to live with myself."


5. "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."


6. "It's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is. It doesn't hurt you."


7. "They're ugly, but those are the facts of life."


8. "Everybody's gotta learn, nobody's born knowing."


9. "We're paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It's that simple."


10. "Things are never as bad as they seem."


11. "As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others and don't think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, "I'm probably no better than you, but I am certainly your equal."


12. "I came to the conclusion that people were just peculiar. I withdrew from them, and never thought about them until I was forced to."


13. "People don't like to have somebody knowing more than they do. It aggravates them."


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