Watch lest prosperity
destroy generosity. —Beecher.
is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity,
there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
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 makes men,
and prosperity makes monsters.
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.
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
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
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.