10 Inspirational Harper Lee Quotes

Harper Lee’s memorizing stories have contributed to the honest and open discussions of societal issues including identity, racism, maturity since they were first published. Her words have taught growing minds, educating and advising readers on resilience and growth. Even when enduring horrific and complicated matters, you can get through it. 

This lesson is incredibly valuable and is something we should all remember as we fight our own fights in our daily lives. Life isn’t rainbows and butterflies all the time, it’s struggle, hardships, loss, and difficulties. Life is tough, but here are ten reminders that you can be resilient through it all.


“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’m certainly your equal.'”


 “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat. Try fightin’ with your head for a change.


“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”


“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.”

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”


“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”


“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”


“You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” 

“Things are never as bad as they seem.”


“It’s not time to worry yet.” 



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