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Don't Let 100 Years Get You Down

(Scout to Atticus...)

"Atticus, are we going to win it?"

"No, honey."

"Then, why --"

"Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win," Atticus said.

- Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (HarperCollins, 1993), p. 124.