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Prosperity Quotes


These are some of the best 'Prosperity' quotations and sayings.

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A weak mind sinks under prosperity as well as under adversity. - A strong and deep one has two highest tides, when the moon is at full, and when there is no moon.

All sunshine makes the desert.

As full ears load and lay down corn, so does too much fortune bend and break the mind. It deserves to be considered, too, as another disadvantage, that affliction moves pity, and reconciles our very enemies, but prosperity provokes envy, and loses us our very friends.

As riches and favor forsake a man, we discover him to be a fool but nobody could find it out in his prosperity.

Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.

Greatness stands upon a precipice, and if prosperity carries a man ever so little beyond his poise, it overbears and dashes him to pieces.

He that swells in prosperity will be sure to shrink in adversity.

If adversity hath killed his thousands, prosperity hath killed his ten thousands; therefore adversity is to be preferred. The one deceives, the other instructs; the one is miserably happy, the other happily miserable; and therefore many philosophers have voluntarily sought adversity and commend it in their precepts.

In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.

It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.

It requires a strong constitution to withstand repeated attacks of prosperity.

Many are not able to suffer and endure prosperity; it is like the light of the sun to a weak eye, glorious, indeed, in itself, but not proportioned to such an instrument.

No man is prosperous whose immortality is forfeited. - No man is rich to whom the grave brings eternal bankruptcy. - No man is happy upon whose path there rests but a momentary glimmer of light, shining out between clouds that are closing over him in darkness forever.

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.

Oh, how portentous is prosperity! how, comet-like, it threatens while it shines.

One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.

Prosperity has this property: It puffs up narrow souls, makes them imagine themselves high and mighty, and leads them to look down upon the world with contempt; but a truly noble spirit appears greatest in distress; and then becomes more bright and conspicuous.

Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.

Prosperity makes some friends and many enemies.

Prosperity too often has the same effect on its possessor, that a calm at sea has on the Dutch mariner, who frequently, it is said, in these circumstances, ties up the rudder, gets drunk, and goes to sleep.


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