„If anybody asks me what I have accomplished, I will say all I have accomplished is that I have written a few good sentences.“

Manuscript note, quoted at The Eric Hoffer Award official site http://www.hofferaward.com/

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„As to what I would like to be. It is difficult to say. An Artist of some kind. If nothing else I shall always study the Arts. People have always frightened and bored me, consequently I have been within my own shell and have not accomplished anything materially.“

—  Jackson Pollock American artist 1912 - 1956

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„I have accomplished more toward solving the Armenian problem in three months than Abdul Hamid accomplished in thirty years!“

—  Mehmed Talat Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire and Minister of the Interior 1874 - 1921

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„My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked. My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know. The remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn't do that. Very proud. I would say that's a major accomplishment.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

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—  David Sedaris, buch Me Talk Pretty One Day

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„I am proud of what I have accomplished, especially while serving as chief justice, at the time I joined the court, it was marked by acrimony. When I became chief justice, we proved that good people who may differ in their opinions can come together and accomplish important things for the people we serve – and we do it amicably.“

—  Robert P. Young Jr.

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„What I accomplished definitely wasn't achieved by myself. Without others, none of this would have been possible.“

—  Emmitt Smith American football player and sports broadcaster 1969

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