PROSPERITY QUOTES

quotations about prosperity

Much effort, much prosperity.

EURIPIDES, The Suppliant Women

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Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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Prosperity makes few friends.

LUC DE CLAPIERS, MARQUIS DE VAUVENARGUES, Reflections and Maxims

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It's all one web, sir. The prosperity of the country is one web.

GEORGE ELIOT, Felix Holt

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Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

FRANCIS BACON, Essays

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Prosperity doth bewitch men, seeming clear;
But seas do laugh, snow white, when rocks are near.

JOHN WEBSTER, The White Devil

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The fact is prosperity has a purpose. It's to allow us to pursue "the better angels," to give us time to think and grow.

GEORGE H. W. BUSH, RNC acceptance speech, August 18, 1988

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It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.

JANE AUSTEN, Emma

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Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.

CALVIN COOLIDGE, speech, June 11, 1928

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

JULIUS CHARLES HARE, Guesses at Truth

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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, Meditations Divine and Moral

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

DEAN KOONTZ, Forever Odd

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Prosperity gathers smiles, while adversity scatters them.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity, on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart -- not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

BARACK OBAMA, Inaugural Address, January 20, 2009

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If capitalism persists for several more centuries, as seems to be highly likely, then from the vantage point of the future, capitalism may be seen as the system responsible for the transformation of the human condition from one of mass subsistence to mass prosperity.

VICTOR D. LIPPIT, Capitalism

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Beware the serpent, slyly hid, which stings
The soul with poison of Prosperity.

EDWARD ROBESON TAYLOR, "Adversity"

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When things go well, you should be suspicious. When things go exceptionally well, start sniffing for the dog crap on the bottom of your shoe.

ROB THURMAN, Nightlife

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We should not speak of one that prospers well
As happy, till his life have run its course,
And reached its goal. An evil spirit's gift
In shortest time has oft laid low the state
Of one full rich in great prosperity,
When the change comes, and so the Gods appoint.

SOPHOCLES, Fragment

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As a crowded stomach retards digestion, so does prosperity retard charity.

WILLIAM SCOTT DOWNEY, Proverbs

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It is because of their tranquil thoughts
That creatures go to prosperity.

GAUTAMA BUDDHA, Iti-Vuttaka

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