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Posted by ESC on January 30, 2001

In Reply to: Phrase posted by Btd on January 29, 2001

: "You can't argue with success"?

It is probably a variation of this phrase:

NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS -- One success often leads to another. The appearance of success is a great competitive advantage. The proverb is of French origin: 'Rein ne reussit comme le succes' and was used by Alexander Dumas the Elder (1802-71) in 'Ange Pitou' . First attested in the United States in A.D. Richardson's 'Beyond the Mississippi' . 'Nothing success like excess' is a jocular variant." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).