Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Prosperity tries the fortunate: adversity the great
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity till he has tasted adversity
He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later
Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single lifetime
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater.
Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue
Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities. Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.
We still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping at the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised to furnish new pretenses for revenue and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without a tribute
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater
It requires a strong constitution to withstand repeated attacks of prosperity.
The world before 1914 was already a world in which the welfare of each individual nation was inextricably bound up with the prosperity of the whole community of nations
To waste and destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them.
As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.
It is God's will that we seek wisdom and receive understanding, that we accept our worthiness of love, health, and prosperity, and that we manifest those qualities in our lives.
That co-operation and peace rather than industrial strife and strikes will best promote the prosperity of the employees the company and all of the people and even strengthen the nation.
Prosperity asks for fidelity; adversity exacts it. [Lat., Poscunt fidem secunda, at adversa exigunt.]