“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 through it no matter what.”--Atticus
"I was far too old and too big for childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold it in, the better off everybody would be."
“Come on home to dinner with us, Walter,”
“Jem said, “I reckon if he’d wanted us to know it, he’da told us. If he was proud of it, he’da told us.”
Jem learns that Atticus does not want his children to brag about his abilities instead keep it to themselves. With Scout being excited to share how amazing her father is Jem steps in and tells her that is not the right thing to do. He would rather his children admire his personality rather than ability.