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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Prosperity
 
All claim kindred with the prosperous.  Latin.  1
He that considers in prosperity, will be less afflicted in adversity.  2
In prosperity no altars smoke.  Italian.  3
In prosperity think of adversity.  Dutch.  4
In time of affliction a vow, in time of prosperity an inundation of wickedness.  5
It is no easy matter to bear prosperity decently.  6
Let the wretched hope and the prosperous be on their guard.  Latin.  7
Oh, how portentous is prosperity!
How, comet-like, it threatens while it shines!  Young.
  8
Prosperity and vanity are often lodged together.  9
Prosperity destroys fools and endangers the wise.  10
Prosperity discovers vices and adversity virtues.  11
Prosperity engenders sloth.  Livy.  12
Prosperity forgets father and mother.  Spanish.  13
Prosperity gains friends, and adversity tries them.  Pacuvius.  14
Prosperity gives some appearance of higher sentiments, even to persons of mean spirit.  Plutarch.  15
Prosperity is a ray of the sun that the least shadow can interrupt; adversity is sometimes like the refreshing rain of Spring.  Chinese.  16
Prosperity is a stronger trial of virtue than adversity.  Rochefoucauld.  17
Prosperity is like a tender mother but blind who spoils her children.  18
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comfort and hopes.  South.  19
Prosperity is the nurse of anger.  Latin.  20
Prosperity is the worst enemy men usually have.  21
Prosperity lets go the bridle.  22
Prosperity is the thing in the world we ought to trust least.  23
Prosperity tries the human heart with the deepest probe and brings forth the hidden character.  Tacitus.  24
Prosperity’s right hand is industry and her left hand is frugality.  25
Prosperous men sacrifice not; i.e., they forget God.  26
Prosperous men seldom mend their faults.  27
The prosperous man cannot easily form a right idea of misery.  Quintillian.  28
The prosperous man does not know whether he is loved.  Lucan.  29
They must be strong legs that can support prosperous days.  German.  30
When prosperity smiles, beware of its guiles.  Dutch.  31
When prosperity was mounted, she let go the bridle and soon came tumbling out of the saddle.  Franklin.  32
 
 
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