"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 A. Riis
"Don't be afraid to give your best
to what seemingly are small jobs.
Every time you conquer one
it makes you that much stronger.
If you do the little jobs well,
the big ones will tend to take care of themselves."
"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces,
never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up
and begin again."
"Don't be discouraged.
It's often the last key in the bunch
that opens the lock."
illustration courtesy of www.allposters.com
"He That Tilleth"