A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 24, 2017
“Believing in yourself is the first secret to success”

"Believing in yourself is the first secret to success” is a one-line motivational saying that has been printed on many images. American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), lecturing on “The Law of Success” in 1859, said:

“Self trust is the first secret of success.”

The passage was included in the essay “Success” in Emerson’s book, Society and Solitude (1870).

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), the pastor of New York’s Marble Collegiate Church, wrote in his “Confident Living” newspaper column in July 1968:

“Start developing faith in yourself and your potentials, for as Emerson noted: ‘Self-trust is the first secret of success.’ Believe in yourself.”

“Believing in yourself is the first secret to success” was posted on Twitter on November 9, 2009.


Wikipedia: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

Chronicling America
5 January 1859, The Daily Exchange (Baltimore, MD), pg. 1, col. 5:’
RALPH WALDO EMERSON’S LECTURE.
The Sixth Lecture of the Course before the Mercantile Library Association, was delivered last evening by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Esq., the subject of his discourse being “The Law of Success.”
(...)
Self trust is the first secret of success. No matter how you work, so that you work in the right direction.

Google Books
Society and Solitude
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cambridge, UK: Printed at the Riverside Press
1883 (Originally published in 1870.—ed.)
Pg. 276 ("Success"):
Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so long as you work at that you are well and successful.

4 January 1941, Cleveland (OH) Call and Post, “Professor Herman, The Astrologer,” pg. 11, col. 7:
Self-trust is the first secret of success. If you have faith in yourself, others will believe and have confidence in you. Faith is the connecting link between that which we most desire, and its fulfillment.

13 July 1968, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Confident Living: Help Yourself Build Career” by Norman Vincent Peale, sec. 1, pg. 16, col. 1:
This urge is God-given. Start developing faith in yourself and your potentials, for as Emerson noted: “Self-trust is the first secret of success.” Believe in yourself.

Google Books
Shorthorn Country
American Shorthorn Association
Volume 4
1977
Pg. 157:
It was once said by the learned man, Ralph Waldo Emerson, that “Self-trust is the first secret to success.” This adage applies to any endeavor you may undertake. For if you do not believe in yourself and what you can accomplish, you will find yourself proceeding only a very limited distance along your own personal road to success.

Google Books
Emerson and the Conduct of Life:
Pragmatism and Ethical Purpose in the Later Work

By David M. Robinson
New York, NY: Cambridge University Press
1993
Pg. 163:
Like “Self-Reliance,” “Success” contains an explicit admonition to self-possession through a measure of self-acceptance: “Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so as long as you work at that you are well and successful” (W, 7:292-3).

Twitter
Monique Theron‏
@MoniqueTheron
When you believe in yourself you have the first secret to success. #Motivational quote of the day
4:12 AM - 18 Jun 2009

Twitter
Kevin Quesada‏
@Wichooo45
“The first secret to success is to believe in yourself” Norman Vincent Peale
1:24 PM - 10 Sep 2009

Twitter
Kim‏
@fabfitsquad
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things Believing in yourself is the first secret to success.
8:00 AM - 9 Nov 2009

Twitter
Arthur P. Daniels‏
@Healthyhuntr
Believing in yourself is the first secret to success. Believe and dream BIG! Because anything is achievable. Get out there and have fun!
7:55 AM - 26 Jan 2010

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