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  • She is prospering at school.
  • My relatives worked hard all the time but never seemed to prosper.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Despite this, their own kingdoms have continued to prosper, but the old city of Wisdom has fallen into great disrepair, and there is no one to set things right.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Live and prosper.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted

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  • The glass factory prospered, and the owner decided to expand the business by moving it to Krakow, a thriving city about three hundred fifty miles southwest of Narewka.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • She told him that she had prayed for God to give her a message for our family, and a small verse from the Old Testament zipped into her mind: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • "But Ember is not prospering!" he cried.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • Free of British domination, the nation has prospered and I along with it.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • For a decade he has run a parfumerie on the rue Vauborel: a straggling business that prospers only when the cod are being salted and the stones of the town itself begin to stink.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He was confident that the Confederacy would win this "second War for American Independence" because "Tyranny cannot prosper in the nineteenth century" against "a people fighting for their liberties."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865

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  • There was an officer—his name was Prosper: I knew him.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Bernard Lapidus, according to Mr. Field as he fondled his Chivas Regal, had prospered through the Depression years of the thirties manufacturing embossed plastic ashtrays.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • People come here to prosper.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • They prospered; they had more daughters who joined them in peace; it was the beginning of wisdom.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The human beings did not hate Animal Farm any less now that it was prospering; indeed, they hated it more than ever.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Nothing prospered but the flies who blackened their lord and made the spilt guts look like a heap of glistening coal.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • We believe in freedom from fear and in acquiring the skills to force the bad out of our world so that the good can prosper and thrive.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • My lord and lady, it is now our time, That have stood by and seen our wishes prosper, To cry, good joy.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • ** * Now this is the Law of the Jungle, as old and as true as the sky, And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Wealth flowed into our cities, and men prospered.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • And as he did so well fanning and everything he turned his hand to prospered, he decided to open a store, and try his luck selling dry goods as well.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • And it does not prosper, that sort of love.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • It all prospered wonderful.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Once he got into the university environment, I thought he would prosper, I really did/’ his brother Mark says.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Germany loses and prospers.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • His wife had divorced him, and he had married the girl and prospered.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Although he had prospered in his motherland Okonkwo knew that he would have prospered even more in Umuofia, in the land of his fathers where men were bold and warlike.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • But the Jews did not only prosper economically.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Like thee, may New Switzerland flourish and prosper—good, happy and free!
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • It is impossible for one country to prosper in the midst of a starving world.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I knelt and she said, "te doy esta bendicion en el nombre del Padre, del Hijo, y el Espiritu Santo," and she wished that I would prosper from the instruction of her brothers.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • He bought out a bankrupt cropdusting company, turned it into an airmail service, and prospered.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Whoever comes into the woods to deal with the natives, must use Indian fashions, if he would wish to prosper in his undertakings.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I lived, in fact, on the most prosperous farm in a prospering district.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Poor Tamoszius was a man without any relatives, and with a wonderful talent besides, and he ought to have made money and prospered; but he had fallen in love, and so given hostages to fortune, and was doomed to be dragged down too.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • There for a thousand years they were little troubled by wars, and they prospered and multiplied after the Dark Plague (S.R. 37) until the disaster of the Long Winter and the famine that followed it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • While Fantine had been slowly descending from wretchedness to wretchedness, her native town had prospered.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I have already said, that for my prospering there, I am sensible I may be indebted to you, sir.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Wand of cider, never prosper.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Upon which the old gentleman turning to me gravely, said, "Young man, you ought never to go to sea any more, but to take this for a certain sign that you never will prosper in a sea-faring condition."
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Water wants to join water, youth wants to join youth, your son is not in the place where he can prosper.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • He was the one, by the way, who made the family fortune, but I don’t want you to imagine him as the sort of man who slaved over his business, working diligently and watching it grow, prospering slowly over time.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • To prosper, a zoo needs parliamentary government, democratic elections, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, rule of law and everything else enshrined in India’s Constitution.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • As the years passed and his coal company prospered, Mr. Carter had concrete sidewalks poured, the streets paved, and the town fenced to keep cows from roaming the streets.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The sole places that seemed to prosper amid the general blight of the place, were the public-houses; and in them, the lowest orders of Irish were wrangling with might and main.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • ’twas a sweet marriage, and we prosper well in our return.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • And last, I summon spirit to complete our circle and ask that you fill us with connection, so that as your children we may prosper together.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • How are you and how do you prosper? I would like to see you.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Well, there, sir, is another proof that good people are never rewarded on this earth, and that none but the wicked prosper.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But you may prosper, for all that: there is no just God that governs the earth righteously, but a God of lies, that bears witness against the innocent.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
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