Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.
The fortitude which has encountered no dangers, that prudence which has surmounted no difficulties, that integrity which has been attacked by no temptation, can at best be considered but as gold not yet brought to the test, of which therefore the true value cannot be assigned.
The mind that is much elevated and insolent with prosperity, and cast down with adversity, is generally abject and base.
Whilst you are prosperous you can number many friends; but when the storm comes you are left alone.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.
If we had not winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
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.
A weak mind sinks under prosperity, as well as under adversity.
Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.
Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied.
We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
We have believed - and we do believe now - that freedom is indivisible, that peace is indivisible, that economic prosperity is indivisible
Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity.
It isn't so much that hard times are coming; the change observed is mostly soft times going.
Luxury... corrupts at once rich and poor, the rich by possession and the poor by covetousness.
When God has once begun to throw down the prosperous, He overthrows them altogether: such is the end of the mighty.
It shows a weak mind not to bear prosperity as well as adversity with moderation.
Happy it were for us all if we bore prosperity as well and as wisely as we endure adverse fortune.
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