phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

The meaning and origin of the expression: Nothing succeeds like success

Home > Phrase Dictionary - Meanings and Origins > Nothing succeeds like success
Browse phrases beginning with:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T UV W XYZ - Full List


Nothing succeeds like success

Meaning

A proverb, expressing the idea that success breeds further success.

Origin

This view was first put into print by Sir Arthur Helps, in Realmah, 1868:

"Nothing succeeds like success." [Rien ne réussit comme le succès.]

We would be remiss in our duties if we didn't include the corny old joke:

"Nothing succeeds like a parrot with no teeth."