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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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The slum is the measure of civilization. ---->>>

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.

Some defeats are only installments to victory. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Jacob Riis profile (jacob-riis.jpg)
Nationality: Danish
Born: May 3, 1849
Birthplace: Ribe, Denmark
Die: 03-26, 1914
Occupation: Journalist
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Jacob August Riis (May 3, 1849 – May 26, 1914) was a Danish-American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer. He is known for using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the impoverished in New York City; those impoverished New Yorkers were the subject of most of his prolific writings and photography (wikipedia)