Talk:Prosperity

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity.
  • 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.
  • Prosperity demands of us more prudence and moderation than adversity.
  • Prosperity, in regard of our corrupt inclination to abuse the blessings of Almighty God, doth prove a thing dangerous to the soul of man.
  • We must distinguish between felicity and prosperity; for prosperity leads often to ambition, and ambition to disappointment.
  • They who lie soft and warm in a rich estate seldom come to heat themselves at the altar.
  • Prosperity is the touchstone of virtue; for it is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
  • Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man's, I mean.
  • Take care to be an economist in prosperity: there is no fear of your being one in adversity.