It is often better to be restricted to necessity than unconfined in the measure of our desires: prosperity destroys more individuals than adversity ruins.
It is one of the worst effects of prosperity to make a man a vortex instead of a fountain; so that, instead of throwing out, he learns only to draw in.
Prosperity gathers smiles, while adversity scatters them.
The fact is prosperity has a purpose. Its to allow us to pursue "the better angels," to give us time to think and grow.
Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Prosperity makes few friends.
You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Prosperity in the form of wealth works exactly the same as everything else. You will see it coming into your life when you are unattached to needing it.
Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn.
Prosperity is something the businessmen created for politicians to take credit for.
Prosperity is necessarily the first theme of a political campaign.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
True prosperity is the result of well-placed confidence in ourselves and our fellow man.
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.
Human prosperity never rests but always craves more, till blown up with pride it totters and falls. From the opulent mansions pointed at by all passers-by none warns it away, none cries, 'Let no more riches enter!
Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
Prosperity tries the fortunate: adversity the great.
Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.
Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
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