Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham
People are usually better in adversity, than prosperity. A prosperous condition is not always so safe. True, it is more pleasing to the flesh - but it is not always best. In a prosperous state, there is more burden. Many look at the shining and glittering of prosperity - but not at the burdens of prosperity.
- Thomas Watson
For a hundred that can bear adversity there is hardly one that can bear prosperity.
- Thomas Carlyle
Where do you stand in your relationship with the Lord? People often say, God is good to me, by which they mean that they have experienced good health or prosperity. What a person possesses is not always a safe measure of his dedication to the Lord.
- Theodore Epp
God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.
- Randy Alcorn
It's what you sow that multiplies, not what you keep in the barn.
- Adrian Rogers
There are great positives as well as refusals necessary for him who would find real prosperity. He must not only say no to the wrong, he must say yes to the right. He must not only avoid the seat of the scornful, but his delight must be in the law of the Lord.
- Clovis G. Chappell
This is a faithless old world. Men and women are hardheaded, pleasure-mad, money crazy. They write up their successes and say, "The power and might of my hand have done these things." God has been ruled out; consequently, the thrill and romance of true living are gone for most people.
- Lee Roberson
Many are not able to suffer and endure prosperity; it is like the light of the sun to a weak eye, glorious, indeed, in itself, but not proportioned to such an instrument.
- Jeremy Taylor
The world may offer you benefits for living for self, but choose the eternal benefits of God by living for Him.
- Paul Chappell
A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track an inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity.
- Henry Ward Beecher
In the day of prosperity we have many refuges to resort to; in the day of adversity only one.
- Horatius Bonar
I find that when the saints are under trial and well humbled, little sins raise great cries in the conscience; but in prosperity, conscience is a pope that gives dispensations and great latitude to our hearts. The cross is therefore as needful as the crown is glorious.
- Samuel Rutherford
Make not a bosom friend of a melancholy soul: he'll be sure to aggravate thy adversity, and lessen thy prosperity. He goes always heavy loaded; and thou must bear half. He's never in a good humor; and may easily get into a bad one, and fall out with thee.
- Thomas Fuller
Make not a bosom friend of a melancholy, sad soul. He will be sure to aggravate thine adversity and to lessen thy prosperity. He goes always heavily loaded, and thou must bear half.
- Francois Fenelon
Few are made better by prosperity, whom afflictions make worse.
- William Gurnall
[Providences] often puzzle and entangle our thoughts, but bring them to the Word, and your duty will be quickly manifested. "Until I went into the sanctuary of God, then understood I their end" (Ps. 73:17). And not only their end, but his own duty, to be quiet in an afflicted condition and not envy their prosperity.
- John Flavel
But the soul renounced shall abide in the boundlessness of God's life. This is liberty, this is prosperity. The more we lose, the more we gain.
- Watchman Nee
If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper. I make it a practice to read the Bible through once every year.
- Daniel Webster
Don't settle for fast food when you can feast at God's banquet.
- Woodrow Kroll
Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that is "finding his place in it," while really it is finding its place in him.
- C.S. Lewis
We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.
- Dwight L. Moody