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 March 01, 2017
“Confidence is the companion of success”

"Confidence is the companion of success” is a saying that has been printed on several images. Authorship is unknown.

“Confidence is the companion of success” has been cited in print since at least 1833 (when it was printed in a book) and 1835 (when it was printed in a newspaper).


Google Books
The Treasury of Knowledge, and Library of Reference
By Lyman Cobb and Edwin Williams, Gentleman of the New York Bar.
New York, NY: Conner & Cooke
1833
Pg. 445:
Confidence is the companion of success.

10 June 1835, The Jerseyman (Morristown, NY), pg. 2, col. 2:
Confidence is the companion of success.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
18 August 1869, The Seneca Observer (Waterloo, NY), “Facts and Fancies,” pg. 1, col. 7:
Confidence is the companion of success.

Chronicling America
18 March 1870, Bedford (PA) Inquirer, pg. 1, col. 7:
Confidence is the companion of success.

Google Books
Day’s Collacon:
An Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations: Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

By Edward Parsons Day
London: S. Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington
1884
Pg. 118:
Confidence is the companion of success. Ruffini.

Google Books
Playing the Game:
Stories of Sports and Sportsmanship

By Sarah McLean Mullen and Muriel Simpson Lanz
New York, NY: D. Appleton-Century Company
1928
Pg. 239:
Confidence is the companion of success. (Franklin)

Google Books
Thesaurus of Quotations
By Edmund Fuller
New York, NY: Crown Publishers
1941
Pg. 182:
3881. Confidence is the companion of success. Proverb

Google Books
Highly Tweetable:
5000+ Awesome Quotes to Use on Twitter and Social Media

By Devin Metzger
Pronoun
2016
Pg. ?:
Confidence is the companion of success. -Unknown Author

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