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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Prosperity:

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity 'til he has tasted adversity.
~ Sa'di (Musharrif-uddin).

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

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.

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
~ Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires.

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
~ Mark Kennedy.

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

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.

In its broadest ecological context, economic development is the development of more intensive ways of exploiting the natural environment.
~ Richard Wilkinson.

Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress.
~ John Clapham, A Concise Economic History of Britain, 1957.

Human prosperity never rests but always craves more, till blown up with pride it totters and falls. From the opulent mansions pointed at by all passers-by none warns it away, none cries, "Let no more riches enter!"
~ Aeschylus.

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 cannot get grace from gadgets. In the Bakelite house of the future, the dishes may not break, but the heart can. Even a man with ten shower baths may find life flat, stale and unprofitable.
~ J.B. Priestley.

It is generally agreed, that few men are made better by affluence or exaltation.
~ Samuel Johnson.

Luxury... corrupts at once rich and poor, the rich by possession and the poor by covetousness.
~ Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762.

Luxury: The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923.

Pearls around the neck - stones upon the heart.
~ Hanan J. Ayalti, Yiddish Proverbs, 1949.

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions.
~ Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings, 1950.

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

To ensure prosperity here at home and peace abroad, we all share the belief we have to maintain the strongest military on the planet.
~ Barack Obama.

We face the question whether a still higher "standard of living" is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free.
~ Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949.

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