“I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system – that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 20. Atticus Finch’s speech to the jury. He is an idealist but also a realist too who knows that the court system is only as good as the people who serve it. So he makes a direct appeal to the jurors chosen to serve to do their duty with clear minds.