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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).

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 Quotes, Island.

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

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.

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.

I think I should not go far wrong if I asserted that the amount of genuine leisure available in a society is generally in inverse proportion to the amount of labor-saving machinery it employs.
~ E.F. Schumacher.

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

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.

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.

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

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 Quotes, 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.

So long as all the increased wealth which modern progress brings goes but to build up great fortunes, to increase luxury and make sharper the contrast between the House of Have and the House of Want, progress is not real and cannot be permanent.
~ Henry George, Progress and Poverty, 1879.

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.
~ Alan Gregg.

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 Quotes, The Sketch Book, 1820.

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 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 Quotes.

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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