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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.

Chinese proverb

A full cup must be carried steadily.

English proverb

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.

Sophocles (497/6 BC-406/5 BC) Greek tragic poet.

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.


Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

When you ascend the hill of prosperity, may you not meet a friend.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Prosperity in the form of wealth works exactly the same as everything else. You will see it coming into your life when you are unattached to needing it.

Wayne Dyer (1940-?) American psychotherapist, author and lecturer.

Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.

Plutarch (46-120) Greek essayist, and biographer.