#EngQuote: Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman is a novel by Harper Lee published on July 14, 2015. The story is set 20 years after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird. Go Set a Watchman narrates the homecoming of Scout (Jean Louise Finch) to Maycomb, as she faced a community rife with racial tension, and found out that her father was no longer seemed as perfect as she once believed him to be.

Here are several quotes from Go Set a Watchman.

 

Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

“It’s always easy to look back and see what we were, yesterday, ten years ago. It is hard to see what we are. If you can master that trick, you’ll get along.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

“A man can condemn his enemies, but it’s wiser to know them.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

“Any man in this world, who has a head and arms and legs, was born with hope in his heart.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

“You’re color blind. You always have been, you always will be. The only difference you see between one human and another are differences in looks and intelligence and character and the like. You’ve never been prodded to look at people as a race, and now that race is the burning issue of the day, you’re still unable to think racially. You see only people.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

“Don’t you study about other folks’s business till you take care of your own.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

“I was taught never to take advantage of anybody who was less fortunate than myself, whether he be less fortunate in brain, wealth, or social position.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

“I guess it’s like an airplane: they’re the drag and we’re the thrust, together we make thing fly. Too much of us and we’re nose-heavy, too much of them and we’re tail-heavy. It’s matter of balance.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

“First, hold your tongue. Don’t argue with a man, especially when you know you can beat him. Smile a lot. Make him feel big. Tell him how wonderful he is, and wait on him.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

“The only thing I’m afraid of about this country is that its government will someday become so monstrous that the smallest person in it will be trampled underfoot, and then it wouldn’t be worth living in.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

“What does a bigot do when he meets someone who challenges his opinions? He doesn’t give. He stays rigid. Doesn’t even try to listen, just lashes out.” – Go Set a Watchman

 

Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, June 16, 2017.

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