Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
May these happy United States attain that complete splendour and prosperity which will illustrate the blessings of their government, and for ages to come rejoice the departed souls of their founders!
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
Our landscapes connect us to our history; they are the source of our character as a peopl, as well as our health, our safety, and our prosperity. Natural resources enrich us economically, yes. But they also enrich us aesthetically and recreationally and culturally and spiritually.
It was the wont of the immortal gods sometimes to grant prosperity and long impunity to men whose crimes they were minded to punish in order that a complete reverse of fortune might make them suffer more bitterly.
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
Terrorism is a significant threat to peace and security, prosperity and people.
Prosperity is full of friends.
A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity ’til he has tasted adversity.