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Jacob Riis

Jacob Riis in 1906
Born (1849-05-03)May 3, 1849
Ribe, Denmark
Died May 26, 1914(1914-05-26) (aged 65)
Barre, Massachusetts, USA
Nationality American
Known for Social reform, journalism, photography

I'd look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Jacob Riis
The slum is the measure of civilization.
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Jacob Riis
When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.
Jacob Riis
Some defeats are only installments to victory.
The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.