Maritime Supply Co

I'VE COME SO FAR Quote - Brass Coin Necklace



Part of our 2021 Motivation collection.

Hand-crafted from start to finish, this stamped coin features the phrase “I’ve come so far I think I can run on just a little bit longer.”

This is a phrase said frequently by Dr. Dean Thompson of Presbyterian College, most often when he is encouraging his students to persevere through a writing assignment, an academic semester, or even through life itself. The quote is originally attributed to Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith, a Black gospel singer from Rolling Forks, Mississippi who rose to American musical fame late in her singing career. The quote can be found embedded in the liner notes of her 1984 LP, “I Am Bound for Canaan Land,” and reads as follows: “As she likes to sing, ‘I’ve come so far, I believe I can run on some more.’”

Whatever race you may be running, we hope that this phrase reminds you to look back on all the progress you’ve made so far and encourages you to continue on towards your goal, however small or large, short-term or ongoing. Spark positive action and use new words to create new habits!


  • Coin pendant is 1" in diameter.

Purchase this coin as a keychain instead of a necklace here.

If you are unsure about which chain length to order, please read our suggestions on the FAQ page.

Please note: All our brass pendants are raw brass, meaning they are not electroplated and will develop a beautiful patina over time. We recommend polishing it with a soft cloth to help keep your pendant's original shine if you prefer the bright metal look.

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Travis M.
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So happy with it!

Ordered it and needed a last minute change which they accommodated without question. I was really impressed with how quickly it shipped as well seeing as they are made to order. Arrived and looks great!

Maxjeremy R.
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It was amazing great quality and great product.

Chris S.
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A Physical Reminder

It’s a beautiful and tangible piece of material that I will hold near and dear to my heart for years to come. It reminds me that through all the trauma and battles I’ve made it through, I’m still here and I’m only getting stronger and that each day as I get stronger I can go further and further than even I think possible sometimes. It reminds me to always push just a little further before breaking. Thank you for creating such a simple yet impactful piece.