Prosperity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old prosperity quotes, prosperity sayings, and prosperity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Borrowing and spending is not the way to prosperity.     

Paul Ryan

All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only on the full use of our creative imagination.     

Ruth Ross

Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.     

Calvin Coolidge

Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.     

Geoffrey F. Abert

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.     

Eric Butterworth

Prosperity's right hand is industry and her left hand is frugality.     

Samuel Johnson

To rejoice in the prosperity of others is to partake of it.     

W. Austin

You can't borrow your way to prosperity.     

Terry Branstad

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

Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are many roads to prosperity, but one must be taken. Inaction leads nowhere.     

Robert Zoellick

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.     

King Solomon

When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.     


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.     

George H. W. Bush

Start with big dreams and make life worth living.     

Stephen Richards

Prosperity tries the fortunate: adversity the great.     

Rose F. Kennedy

In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.     

James Burgh

If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.     

Matt D. Miller

The desire for economic prosperity is itself not culturally determined but almost universally shared.     

Francis Fukuyama

The world of prosperity maintains the world of adversity.     

James Lendall Basford

Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.     

Rose Kennedy

Prosperity is the best protector of principle.     

Mark Twain

A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all.     

Jacqueline Novogratz

There is no way to prosperity, prosperity is the way.     

Wayne Dyer

Opportunity today, prosperity tomorrow.     

Julian Castro

As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.     

Caroline Kennedy

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things.     

Eric Butterworth

Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.     

Mark Twain

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.     


True prosperity is the result of well-placed confidence in ourselves and our fellow man.     

Benjamin Burt