"We're living in a time where everything is changing... where there's no use in belittling your rival or putting your head in the sand and saying 'I don't want to know.' It's much better to know."
In Eleanor Roosevelt's book You Learn By Living (1960) she tackles the subject of hope and effort and belief and the power of faith.
"Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather than to fear, to try rather than not to try. For one thing we know beyond all doubt: Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, `It can't be done.'"
Eleanor Roosevelt is widely regarded as one of the finest ambassadors the USA has ever put forth. Her words and wisdom resonate to this day.