You better stop applauding those quotation websites, that include Brainy Quotes, Lifehack Quotes, ThinkExist, Search Quotes and Picture Quotes.
All these quotations sites and others attributed the quote “Applause waits on success” to Benjamin Franklin.
Applause Waits On Success Quote Not By Benjamin Franklin
This quote is NOT By Benjamin Franklin.
For your information, the short quote “Applause waits on success” is NOT by Benjamin Franklin.
Actually, the line is taken from the poetical quotation in the play “The Earl of Warwick: a Tragedy, in 5 Acts” by Dr. Thomas Francklin.
But according to Wikipedia, it is spelt as Francklin; with a “C“.
The full line is: “And so, perhaps, shall Margaret be ; applause Waits on success; the fickle multitude, Like the light straw that floats along the stream, Glide with the current still, and follow fortune.”
You can also find this line “Applause waits on success” from the book “Dictionary of poetical quotations ” By Sarah Josepha Hale on page 504, under SUCCESS.