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That's what I thought, too," he said at last, "when I was your age. If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time. . .it's because he want's to stay inside.

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(Courage is) 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.

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Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win, Atticus said.

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while in Maycomb meant anything from three days to thirty years. Jem and I exchanged glances. Jem’s growing

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Просто есть такие люди, они... они чересчур думают о том свете и потому никак не научатся жить на этом.

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Ce n’est pas parce qu’on est battu d’avance qu’il ne faut pas essayer de gagner.

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Dill, whenever they paused in their pursuits:

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unfathomable to the most experienced prophets in Maycomb County, autumn turned to winter that year. We had two weeks of the coldest weather since 1885, Atticus said. Mr. Avery said it was written on the Rosetta Stone that when children disobeyed their parents, smoked cigarettes and made war on each other, the seasons would change: Jem and I were burdened with the guilt of contributing to the aberrations of nature, thereby causing unhappiness to our neighbors and discomfort to ourselves.

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A mí me dijo que tener un arma equivale a invitar al otro a que te dispare

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Ustedes saben la verdad, y la verdad es que algunos negros mienten, algunos negros son inmorales, algunos negros no merecen la confianza de estar cerca de las mujeres... blancas o negras. Pero ésta es una verdad que se aplica a toda la especie humana y no a una raza particular de hombres.

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How could they do it, how could they? I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it—seems that only children weep. Good night. But

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-what are you doing in those overalls? You should be in a dress and camisole, young lady!-

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Guilty . . . guilty . . . guilty . . . guilty . . .

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I deny having taken part in such a thing.

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Bir kibrit çakıp kaplumbağanın altına tutmanın iğrenç bir şey olduğunu söyledi Dill."İğren. falan değil, sırf dışarı çıkarmak için, ateşin içine atmak gibi bir şey değil," diye gürledi Jem."Kibritin ona zarar vermeyeceğini nereden biliyorsun?""Kaplumbağalar hissetmez, aptal," dedi Jem."Hiç kaplumbağa oldun mu?

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There are just some kind of men who- who're so busy worrying about the next world they've never learned to live in this one

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It seems to me, that love could be labeled poison and we'd drink it anyways.

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She had never told us on, had never played cat-and-mouse with us, she was not at all interested in our private lives. She was our friend.

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Miss Maudie stopped rocking, and her voice hardened. You are too young to understand it, she said, but sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of—oh, of your father.

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Avant de vivre en paix avec les autres, je dois vivre en paix avec moi-même. La seule chose qui ne doive pas céder à la loi de la majorité est la conscience de l’individu.

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Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. Your father’s right, she said. Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

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You know he wouldn’t carry a gun, Scout. He ain’t even got one— said Jem. You know he didn’t even have one down at the jail that night. He told me havin’ a gun around’s an invitation to somebody to shoot you.

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