Prosperity is a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune. 1. It's God's will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It's God's will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt. Joel Osteen 2. We are corrupted by prosperity. Publius Cornelius Tacitus 3. It is Read More…
Source: Francis Bacon, Essays, Of Adversity (1597).
Source: William Hazlitt, Men and Manners: Sketches and Essays (1852), On the Conversations of Lords. Complete Quote: Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Source: Meditations Divine and Moral (1664) by Anne Bradstreet.
Source: Men and Manners: Sketches and Essays (1852) by William Hazlitt; On the Conversations of Lords.