Quotes On Prosperity

Here you can find quotes on prosperity that are both inspirational and informative. Many people assume that prosperity is the "be and end all" of mankind, but is it really? What does prosperity mean to you, to your family or to your community?

"What has always made a hell on earth has been that man has tried to make it his heaven." Friedrich Holderlin
"When prosperity comes, do not use all of it." Confucius
"It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble." Jane Austen
"Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue." Francis Bacon
"In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. Benjamin Franklin
"Many people think of prosperity that concerns money only to forget that true prosperity is of the mind." Byron Pulsifer
"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant." Horace

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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

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

The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity, on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart -- not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.
Barack Obama

When things go well, you should be suspicious. When things go exceptionally well, start sniffing for the dog crap on the bottom of your shoe.
Rob Thurman

Yes, I am positive that one of the great curatives of our evils, our maladies, social, moral, and intellectual, would be a return to the soil, a rehabilitation of the work of the fields.
Charles Wagner

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

It is an ironic fact that while half the world's population is dying as a result of diseases of poverty (largely starvation and infection) the other half is succumbing to diseases of affluence.
Malcolm Carruthers

We face the question whether a still higher "standard of living" is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free.
Aldo Leopold

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

You can't find prosperity by staying in the past, nor ignoring what is around you, nor the changes made world-wide.
Byron Pulsifer

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

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