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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

I thought it would be fun to see who deserves the credit for one of my favourite sayings….

The internet thinks

  1. Harry S Truman, 33rd president of US (1884 - 1972)
  2. Bob Woodruff, Coca Cola CEO 1926 -1954. “There is no limit to what a man can achieve as long as he doesn't care who gets the credit”
  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson, “There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn't matter who gets credit.”

And from

… a diary entry dated September 21, 1863 written by Sir Mountstuart E. Grant Duff, who was a Scottish politician and held important administrative posts in India was published in 1897 [FSG1]:
Met at the house of the Rev. C.K. Paul, at Stourminster Marshall, Father Strickland, an English Jesuit, who said to me – “I have observed, throughout life, that a man may do an immense deal of good, if he does not care who gets the credit for it.”

And somehow didn't find the first time:

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