Latin Proverbs & Sayings on Success (21 Proverbs)


  • Give way to him with whom you contend; by doing so you will gain the victory.
    (Latin Proverb)

  • Desire of glory is the last garment that even wise men put off.
    (Latin Proverb)

  • Never expect your friends to do for you that which you can yourself accomplish.
    (Latin Proverb)

  • It is vain to do that by a multitude which a few can accomplish.
    (Latin Proverb)

  • It flies at our approach but follows us as we retire. [A Shadow, Glory, or Love.]
    (Latin Proverb)


  • Unless what we do is useful, glory is vain.
    (Latin Proverb)

  • To remove the hairs from a horse's tail, one by one must be plucked out. [Small persevering efforts succeed, when violent measures would fail.]
    (Latin Proverb)

  • The rabble, as of old, truckles to success, and hates a favourite in disgrace.
    (Latin Proverb)

  • Skill will enable us to succeed in that which sheer force could not accomplish.
    (Latin Proverb)

  • Success alters our manners.
    (Latin Proverb)


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