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

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What's the meaning of the phrase 'Nothing succeeds like success'?

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

What's the origin of the phrase 'Nothing succeeds like 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."

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