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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Success
 
A successful man loses no reputation.  1
But try the Cæsar or the Catiline.  2
By the true touchstone, success.  Byron.  3
Deserve success, and you shall command it.  4
He who succeeds is reputed wise.  Italian.  5
It is a bad action success cannot justify.  6
It is success that colors all in life; success makes fools admired, makes villains honest.  Thomson.  7
Military successes beyond all others elevate the mind of a nation.  Atterbury.  8
No hand of strife is pure but that which wins.  Daniel.  9
Nothing succeeds like success.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  10
One secret of success is to know how to deny yourself and other people.  11
Success alters our manners.  12
Success brings many to ruin.  Phædrus.  13
Success consecrates the foulest crimes.  Seneca.  14
Success has many friends.  Greek.  15
Success is by acting, not wishing.  16
Success is never blamed.  17
Success is the child of audacity.  Benjamin Disraeli.  18
Success leads to insolence.  Latin.  19
Success makes a fool seem wise.  20
Success repays us for all our pains.  21
The merit of success is claimed by all; calamity is imputed to the general only.  Tacitus.  22
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.  Benjamin Disraeli.  23
’Tis Heaven that gives success.  Homer.  24
’Tis not in mortals to command success,
But we’ll do more, Sempronious; we’ll deserve it.  Addison.
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