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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.

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Jacob August Riis

Jacob August Riis (May 3, 1849 - May 26, 1914), a Danish-American muckraker journalist, photographer, and social reformer, was born in Ribe, Denmark. He is known for his dedication to using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the less fortunate in New York City, which was the subject of most of his prolific writings and photographic essays

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    cuando nada parece ayudar, voy y miro a un picapedrero que martilla su roca quizás un centenar de veces sin que se vea ni una grieta. sin embargo, al ciento uno se partirá en dos, y sé que no fue ese golpe lo que lo hizo, sino todo lo que había sucedido antes.

    जब कुछ भी मदद करने के लिए नहीं लगता है, मैं जाता हूं और एक पत्थरबाज को अपनी चट्टान पर दूर हथौड़े से मारते हुए देखता हूं, शायद सौ बार बिना दरार के जितना दिखाई दे रहा है। अभी तक सौ में और पहला झटका दो में विभाजित होगा, और मुझे पता है कि यह वह झटका नहीं था जो उसने किया था, लेकिन वह सब जो पहले चला गया था।

    جب کوئی چیز مددگار نہیں لگتی ، میں جا کر ایک پتھر کاٹنے والا دیکھتا ہوں جو اس کی چٹان پر ہتھوڑا مار رہا ہے شاید اس میں سو مرتبہ بغیر کسی شگاف کے۔ پھر بھی سو اور پہلے دھچکے سے یہ دو ٹکڑوں میں تقسیم ہو جائے گا ، اور میں جانتا ہوں کہ یہ وہ دھچکا نہیں تھا جس نے یہ کیا ، بلکہ وہ سب جو پہلے ہو چکا تھا۔

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