phrases, sayings, proverbs and idioms at

The Phrase Finder

Home button Home | Search the website Search | Phrase Dictionary | Nothing succeeds like success

The meaning and origin of the expression: 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


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


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."