To Kill A Mockingbird courage quotes



Like many great classic books, To Kill A Mockingbird is full of great courage quotes which can inspire, remind and surprise many:

“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.”

Courage is going against insurmountable odds and still trying. Despite everything obstacle in your way, seeing something through the end just because there’s that slight chance that you’ll achieve your goal at the end, because nothing is ever promised. And everything worth having is worth fighting for.

 “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anyone says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change…it’s a good one, even if it does resist learning.

Courage does not always mean you have to do an action, often it can mean quite the opposite. By holding back and not getting violent in this situation for example, you can solve issues without bloodshed. Anybody can flip out and punch somebody but it takes a special kind of person with a silver tongue to be able to outsmart, outwit and outdo somebody without raising a finger.

‘ “It is a scary place though, ain’t it?” I said. “Boo doesn’t mean anybody any harm, but I’m right glad you’re along.” “Ain’t you scared of haints?”. We laughed. Haints, Hot Steams, incantations, secret signs, had vanished with our years as mist with sunrise. ’

Just like over our childhood years different fears come and go, it is simply the cause of fear that changes. It may change from ghosts in the woods when you’re a child, to being embarrassed in public when you’re a bit older, to losing possessions or loved ones when you’re more mature. It is impossible to become fearless as long as there is something you cherish, show real courage and accept your fear for what it is – a fundamental part of being, in order to intensity of that fear to weaken and not have a stranglehold on your life.

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