It is worthy of remark that not only the first, but every succeeding Congress, as well as the late convention, have invariably joined with the people in thinking that the prosperity
of America depended on its Union.
They had every reason to believe that the contrary sentiments agitated the minds and bosoms of every external and internal foe to the liberty and prosperity
of the United States.
I, for instance, would not be in the least surprised if all of a sudden, a propos of nothing, in the midst of general prosperity
a gentleman with an ignoble, or rather with a reactionary and ironical, countenance were to arise and, putting his arms akimbo, say to us all: "I say, gentleman, hadn't we better kick over the whole show and scatter rationalism to the winds, simply to send these logarithms to the devil, and to enable us to live once more at our own sweet foolish will
He will increase in strength and honor by struggling with adversity, which he will convert into prosperity
It is because in my prosperity
I forgot those old friends, monsieur; because I have acted like Queen Marie de Medicis, who, returning from her first exile, treated with contempt all those who had suffered for her and, being proscribed a second time, died at Cologne abandoned by every one, even by her own son.
That Frances was relieved from the pressure of want, that the curse of excessive labour was taken off her, filled me with happiness; that her first thought in prosperity
should be to augment her joy by sharing it with me, met and satisfied the wish of my heart.
But either his success, or the frequency of the transgression in others, soon wiped off this slight stain from his character; and, although there were a few who, dissatisfied with their own fortunes, or conscious of their own demerits, would make dark hints concerning the sudden prosperity
of the unportioned Quaker, yet his services, and possibly his wealth, soon drove the recollection of these vague conjectures from men’s minds.
IT WAS an high speech of Seneca (after the manner of the Stoics), that the good things, which belong to prosperity
, are to be wished; but the good things, that belong to adversity, are to be admired.
There was about all of them an air of well-satisfied prosperity
To those of the white race who look to the incoming of those of foreign birth and strange tongue and habits of the prosperity
of the South, were I permitted I would repeat what I say to my own race: "Cast down your bucket where you are.
A new horizon and new labors were opening out, full of well-being and prosperity
It was no slight additional proof of her unhappiness, that she should so cling to the consolation of my presence, and earnestly desire the company of one whose general tastes and ideas were so little congenial to her own--whom she had completely forgotten in her hour of prosperity
, and whose presence would be rather a nuisance than a pleasure, if she could but have half her heart's desire.