Prosperity Quotes

The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

No one has a prosperity so high and firm that two or three words can't dishearten it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Anne Bradstreet

Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.

Robert Toombs

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.

Cesar Chavez

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.

Simon Newcomb

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Publilius Syrus

Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue.

Friedrich von Schiller

As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.

Caroline Kennedy

No degree of prosperity can be sufficient to eliminate all misfortune, and sloth is impervious to opportunity.

Dean Koontz

Necessity teaches wisdom, while prosperity makes fools.

Wellins Calcott

A weak mind sinks under prosperity, as well as under adversity.


Great increase of prosperity sometimes weakens the supports of it.


Prosperity makes some friends and many enemies.


The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.

Lee Iacocca
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