Prosperity Proverbs

Sayings about Prosperity

It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them. ~ Traditional Proverb

When prosperity smiles, beware of its guiles. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Men can bear all things except good days. ~ Dutch Proverb

In prosperity caution, in adversity patience. ~ Dutch Proverb

The person who gets stuck on trivial prosperity will not attain great prosperity. ~ Tibetan Proverb

Too much prosperity makes most men fools. ~ Italian Proverbs

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people. ~ Chinese Proverb

Worldly prosperity is like writing on water. ~ Indian Proverbs

Haste does not result in prosperity. ~ Swahili Proverb

In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity not one in twenty. ~ English Proverbs

A full cup must be carried steadily. ~ English Proverbs

Quotations about Prosperity

To rejoice in the prosperity of another is to partake of it. ~ William Austin

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

It requires a strong constitution to withstand repeated attacks of prosperity. ~ James Lendall Basford

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity ’til he has tasted adversity. ~ Sa’di

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 not seldom begets its opposite, and produces a niggardly spirit. ~ Henry Giles

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 the full, and when there is no moon. ~ Augustus William Hare

There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. ~ Washington Irving

Prosperity is a feeble reed. ~ Daniel d’Ancheres

The prosperous man does not know whether he is loved. ~ Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan)

The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful manner; so that we are but little aware of them and less able to withstand them. ~ Francis Atterbury

I will say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that is more than I can say for prosperity. ~ Kin Hubbard

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. ~ Publilius Syrus

The world of prosperity maintains the world of adversity. ~ James Lendall Basford

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

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. ~ Eugene Buret

Human prosperity never rests but always craves more, till blown up with pride it totters and falls. ~ Aeschylus

Whilst you are prosperous you can number many friends; but when the storm comes you are left alone. ~ Ovid

Prosperity in the form of wealth works exactly the same as everything else. You will see it coming into your life when you are unattached to needing it. ~ Wayne Dyer

Americans have mastered the art of being prosperous though broke. ~ Billy Boy Franklin

The prosperous man is never sure that he is loved for himself. ~ F. L. Lucan

It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble. ~ Jane Austen

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

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

When men and governments work intelligently and far-sightedly for the good of others, they achieve their own prosperity, too. ~ Barbara Ward

I wish you every kind of prosperity, with a little more taste. ~ Alain Rene Le Sage

He that swells in prosperity will be sure to shrink in adversity. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Prosperity is not just having things. It is the consciousness that attracts the things. Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just having money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things. ~ Eric Butterworth

Prosperity belongs to those who learn new things the fastest. ~ Paul Zane Pilzer

Prosperity demands of us more prudence and moderation than adversity. ~ Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

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

The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery. ~ Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus),

The mind that is much elevated and insolent with prosperity, and cast down with adversity, is generally abject and base. ~ Epicurus

Surer to prosper than prosperity could have assur’d us. ~ John Milton

When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. ~ Confucius Quotes

Much effort, much prosperity. ~ Euripides

It as 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. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

Only when a man’s life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy. ~ Aeschylus

Everything in the world may be endured, except only a succession of prosperous days. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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

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

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. ~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know. ~ Mark Twain Quotes

Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise. ~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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

Prosperity makes few friends. ~ Luc De Clapiers

Prosperity is often an equivocal word denoting merely affluence of possession. ~ Hugh Blair

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. ~ Francis Bacon

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day. ~ Bill Vaughan

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 Quotes

Arrogance is the outgrowth of prosperity. ~ Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus)

Prosperity gathers smiles, while adversity scatters them. ~ William Scott Downey

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

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in. ~ James Reston

It shows a weak mind not to bear prosperity as well as adversity with moderation. ~ Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only upon the full use of our creative imagination. ~ Ruth Ross

The prosperity of fools shall destroy them. ~ Bilble

Prosperity often presages adversity. ~ Hosea Ballou

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. ~ Alan Gregg

When you ascend the hill of prosperity, may you not meet a friend. ~ Mark Twain Quotes

Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity. ~ Periander of Corinth

Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue. ~ Francis Bacon

In a State, pecuniary gain is not to be considered to be prosperity, but its prosperity will be found in righteousness. ~ Confucius

As prosperity is promoted, thinking is demoted. ~ Martin H. Fischer

Prosperity Proverbs

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