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Prosperity's right hand is industry, and her left hand is frugality.

Prosperity, alas! is often but another name for pride.

Religion brought forth Prosperity, and the daughter destroyed the mother. See quote detail

So use prosperity, that adversity may not abuse thee: if in the one, security admits no fears, in the other, despair will afford no hopes; he that in prosperity can foretell a danger can in adversity foresee deliverance.

Take care to be an economist in prosperity; there is no fear of your not being one in adversity.

That fortitude which has encountered no dangers, that prudence which has surmounted no difficulties, that integrity which has been attacked by no temptation, can at best be considered but as gold not yet brought to the test, of which therefore the true value cannot be assigned.

The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

The good things that belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

The mind that is much elevated and insolent with prosperity, and cast down by adversity, is generally abject and base.

The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in morals is the heroical virtue.

There is a glare about worldly success which is very apt to dazzle men's eyes.

There is ever a certain languor attending the fulness of prosperity. When the heart has no more to wish, it yawns over its possessions, and the energy of the soul goes out like a flame that has no more to devour.

They shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree.

They who lie soft and warm in a rich estate seldom come to heat themselves at the altar.

To bring the best human qualities to anything like perfection, to fill them with the sweet juices of courtesy and charity, prosperity, or, at all events, a moderate amount of it, is required, - just as sunshine is needed for the ripening of peaches and apricots.

Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity.

What Anacharsis said of the vine may aptly enough be said of prosperity. She bears the three grapes of drunkenness, pleasure, and sorrow; and happy is it if the last can cure the mischief which the former work. When afflictions fail to have their due effect, the case is desperate.

While prosperous you can number many friends; but when the storm comes you are left alone.

Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied.


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