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. Remain steadfast, and stay the course!

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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Beatrice B.
United States

My brother in law said he plans to wear this the rest of his life - he is battling cancer and an Iron Man - so perfect quote for him.

Isaiah W.
United States United States
Absolutely dope

I really love this coin because its super positive. I’ve almost killed myself a couple times and wearing this around my neck reminds me of how far I’ve come and that I should never give up.

Zakary G.
United States United States
Everyone loves the necklace

Everyone loves the necklace and it’s represented accurately. The website was easy to use and my order shipped quickly. Part of the proceeds go to digging water Wells in impoverished countries, which I love. I do wish the chain was a little thicker and felt a little heavier though. Time will tell tell how well the chain holds up and how long it lasts.