Jacob Riis Quote On Perseverance – A Motto To Live By

I have been a big fan of San Antonio Spurs basketball since 1999, when I first moved to Texas to start my Masters degree. I first read the stone cutter’s quote with regards to their success and that it had a prominent place on their office walls. It also became to me a motto to live by. I always remember it when I have success or see anyone else succeed. Here’s to perseverance!

“When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter 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 that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”

-Jacob A. Riis, Danish-American Social Reformer