Jacob Riis Quotes

Who was Jacob Riis?

Jacob August Riis was a Danish-American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer.

Born May 3, 1849
Died May 26, 1914
Aged 65 years old

Best Quote by Jacob Riis

“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.”

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