Prosperity Quotes

Prosperity is too apt to prevent us from examining our conduct, but adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is most beneficial to us.
– Johnson

In its broadest ecological context, economic development is the development of more intensive ways of exploiting the natural environment.
– Richard Wilkinson

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
– Paul Sweeney

For of fortunes sharpe adversitee The worst kynde of infortune is this, A man to han ben in prosperitee, And it remembren, whan it passed is.
– Geoffrey Chaucer

Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man’s hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
– Don Marquis

Luxury: The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
– Kahlil Gibran

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

It’s God’s will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It’s God’s will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.
– Joel Osteen

The virtue of prosperity is temperance, but the virtue of adversity is fortitude; and the last is the more sublime attainment.
– Bacon

If living conditions don’t stop improving in this country, we’re going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men.
– Russell P. Askue

We’ve got the most prosperous culture in human history and we’ve also got the biggest spiritual hole in human history.
– Mark Victor Hansen

Thought = creation. If these thoughts are attached to powerful emotions (good or bad) that speeds the creation.
– Proverb

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
– Horace

Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of Western prosperity.
– Aldous Huxley

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
– Francis Bacon

Prosperity doth bewitch men, seeming clear; As seas do laugh, show white, when rocks are near.
– John Webster

It isn’t so much that hard times are coming; the change observed is mostly soft times going.
– Groucho Marx

What has always made a hell on earth has been that man has tried to make it his heaven.
– Friedrich Holderlin

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions.
– Norbert Wiener

Prosperity istheblessingofthe Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New.
– Francis Bacon