Receive wealth or prosperity without arrogance; and be ready to let it go.
To rejoice in another’s prosperity is to give content to your own lot; to mitigate another’s grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.
Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
On this earth all is temptation. Crosses tempt us by irritating our pride, and prosperity by flattering it. Our life is a continual combat... We must pass on unmoved, while temptations rage around us, as the traveler, overtaken by a storm, simply wraps his cloak more closely about him, and pushes on more vigorously toward his destined home.
Calamity and Prosperity are the Touchstones of Integrity.
Actually, you will never have more potential for prosperity and wholeness than you have now.
The key to prosperity is the realization that prosperity doesn’t come by getting more. It comes by giving more... You do not deprive someone else when you prosper, as the Source is unlimited.
We are unable to explain either the prosperity of the wicked or the afflictions of the righteous.
Goodness does not more certainly make men happy, than happiness makes them good. We must distinguish between felicity and prosperity; for prosperity leads often to ambition, and ambition to disappointment; the course is then over, the wheel turns round but once; while the reaction of goodness and happiness is perpetual.
Adversity and prosperity have no fixed road; they are evoked by men themselves.
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity till he has tasted adversity.
Truly prosperity tries the souls even of the wise.
In prosperity do not rejoice too much and in adversity be not downcast.
The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.
We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
We become wiser in the midst of adversity; it is prosperity that takes away righteousness.
The ambitious man desires nothing like glory, and on the other hand dreads nothing like shame. To the envious person, again, nothing is more pleasant than the misfortune of another, and nothing more disagreeable than the prosperity of another. And so each person according to his affect judges a thing to be good or evil, useful or useless.
There be four good mothers who have four bad daughters: Truth hath Hatred, Prosperity hath Pride, Security hath Peril, and Familiarity hath Contempt.
To rejoice in the prosperity of another is to partake of it.
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.