Quotations On Prosperity

Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity. —Beecher.

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Elvis Presley

Prosperity seems to be scarcely safe, unless it be mixed with a little adversity. —Hosea Ballou.

The increase of a great number of citizens in prosperity is a necessary element to the security, and even to the existence, of a civilized people. —Buret.

Prosperity is the touchstone of virtue; for it is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure. —Tacitus.

Prosperity demands of us more prudence and moderation than adversity. —Cicero.

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.Victor Hugo

We must distinguish between felicity and prosperity; for prosperity leads often to ambition, and ambition to disappointment. —Landor.

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

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.Periander

Prosperity is very liable to bring pride among the other goods with which it endows an individual; it is then that prosperity costs too dear. —Hosea Ballou.

Prosperity, in regard of our corrupt inclination to abuse the blessings of Almighty God, doth prove a thing dangerous to the soul of man. —Hooker.

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. —Beecher.

Prosperity makes some friends and many enemies. —Vauvenargues.

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

Take care to be an economist in prosperity: there is no fear of your being one in adversity. —Zimmerman.