To Kill A Mockingbird
Courage is standing up against something you can't beat.
Atticus was a very courageous man. He defended Tom Robinson because he knew it was the right thing to do. He knew that people would hate him for it and people in town would look at him differently, but he didn't care because he knew if he didn't do it, he would be setting a bad example for Jem and Scout.
Don't hurt something that doesn't bother you.
After Scout's teacher got upset with her on the first day of school because of Walter Cunningham, Jem invited him over to their house for lunch because he knew that Walter didn't mean to do any harm to Scout.