Thank You, Harper Lee

by Parent Co. February 19, 2016

"Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." ? Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird1 It is with great sadness that we read about Harper Lee’s passing today at the age of 89. What a legacy she leaves for us, and the millions of school children who read "To Kill a Mockingbird" every year. "Mockingbird" is one of the greatest American books of all time, with wisdom, wit, and compassion on every page. Here are some of our favorite Harper Lee quotes: "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 faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles ’em." ? Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird "People in their right minds never take pride in their talents." – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird "I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks." – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird "Many receive advice. Only the wise profit from it." – Harper Lee "Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of (another)… 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, and you can look down the street and see the results." – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird "The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience." – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Read the original New York Times review of “To Kill a Mockingbird” from 1960.


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