Great Throughts Treasury

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Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus

Receive wealth or prosperity without arrogance; and be ready to let it go.

Arrogance | Character | Prosperity | Receive | Wealth |

Thomas Brooks

When you have overcome one temptation, you must be ready to enter the lists with another. As distrust, in some sense, is the mother of safety, so security is the gate of danger. A man had need to fear this most of all, that he fears not at all.

Character | Danger | Distrust | Fear | Man | Mother | Need | Security | Sense | Temptation |

Jeremy Collier

Truth is the band of union and the basis of human happiness. Without this virtue there is no reliance upon language, no confidence in friendship, no security in promises and oaths.

Character | Confidence | Language | Security | Truth | Virtue | Virtue |

William Congreve

Uncertainty and expectation are the joyous of life. Security is an insipid thing, and the overtaking and possessing or a wish discovers the folly of the chase.

Character | Expectation | Folly | Life | Life | Security | Uncertainty | Wisdom | Expectation |

Fyodor Dostoevsky, fully Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky or Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

Everywhere in these days men have, in their mockery, ceased to understand that the true security is to be found in social solidarity rather than in isolated individual effort.

Character | Effort | Individual | Men | Mockery | Security | Understand |

Tyron Edwards

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.

Character | Grief | Prosperity |

Euripedes NULL

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.

Character | Prosperity | Wisdom | Friendship |

François Fénelon, fully Francois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon

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.

Character | Earth | Life | Life | Pride | Prosperity | Rage | Temptation |

J. Paul Getty, fully Jean Paul Getty

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.

Character | Fortune | Man | Men | Risk | Security |

Benjamin Franklin

Calamity and Prosperity are the Touchstones of Integrity.

Calamity | Character | Integrity | Prosperity |

Felix Frankfurter

Ultimately there can be no freedom for self unless it is vouchsafed for others; there can be no security where there is fear, and democratic society presupposes confidence and candor in the relations of men with one another and eager collaboration for the larger ends of life instead of the pursuit of petty, selfish or vainglorious aims.

Aims | Candor | Character | Confidence | Ends | Fear | Freedom | Life | Life | Men | Security | Self | Society | Society |

Rabbi Yannai or Jannai Jannai

We are unable to explain either the prosperity of the wicked or the afflictions of the righteous.

Character | Prosperity |

Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla

Actually, you will never have more potential for prosperity and wholeness than you have now.

Character | Prosperity | Wholeness | Will |

Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla

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.

Character | Giving | Prosperity |

Søren Kierkegaard, fully Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

An eternal happiness is a security for which there is no longer any market value in the speculative nineteenth century; at the very most it may be used by the gentlemen of the clerical profession to swindle rural innocents.

Character | Eternal | Security | Happiness | Value |

John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

Character | Democracy | Ignorance | Security | Wisdom |