"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing." Chapter 2 TKAM
"You might hear some ugly talk at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep your fists down." TKAM Chapter 9
" I think there's just one kind of folks." Chapter 17 TKAM
Often we do not appreciate the things that we have, until it is gone or taken away. Scout demonstrates this by referring to breathing because it is something we all take for granted. Scout can be very controlling and negative but in the end she cares for the people around him and cares for his education.
"I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley stayed shut up in the house all this time... it's because he wants to stay inside." Pg.139 TKAM
By telling Scout to fight with her head instead of her fists and words, Atticus is helping her with the principle of debating things. He is also trying to teach Scout how to control her temper instead of hurting someone, to control herself and fight with her mind.
"Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in." Chapter 15 TKAM
We should not believe that other people are different from us just because they are a different race, or have a different religion from us. All Atticus wants to teach Scout is to teach everyone equal.
"One time Atticus said you never really know a man until you stood in his shoes and walked around in them." Chapter 31 TKAM
When Jem had a conversation with Scout, she learned that not everyone in Maycomb is nice. Scout learned to treat people better or else you may end up like Boo Radley, who stayed indoors his whole life. Scout believes that being nice to people can help them in the future, she wished she could know Boo so she could be nice.
It is good to have manners, this is what Atticus was trying to teach Scout. You need to be considerate of other people and take an interest in what other people want.Not on what you want, you should not be pushing your own interests in them.
If Scout learned one thing during the seasons changing throughout the year, it is to finally respect people. Atticus was the one to always support her and help her throughout her problems. She especially needed this because she did have many problems, from getting into fights, disrespecting her family and friends and mostly having a temper. Atticus always stood by her and taught her how to control herself, and in the end it paid off.