...during a former period of prosperity when its possessor was being paid $30 per week.
O. Henry -- The Gift of the Maji
One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -- I Have a Dream
Nothing in Tom-Carl’s face indicated that he might have a rude surprise coming to him: already, prosperity-bred independence had undermined his kingdom until it was foundering; two more elections and it would crumble into thesis material for a sociology major.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
But this time our faraway vantage was desirable, because we got to take in the full scope of the Event: the impatient crowd, leaning collectively from one foot to another; the mayor atop a red-white-and-blue dais; the booming words—pride, growth, prosperity, success—rolling over us, soldiers on the battlefield of consumerism, armed with vinyl-covered checkbooks and quilted handbags.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
My father always says, "While Badshah Sahib brought peace, his son brought prosperity."
Malala Yousafzai -- I Am Malala
ON ANY SATURDAY MORNING in the Village of Bedley Run, one can see everywhere the prosperity and spirit and subtle industry of its citizens.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
"They’re breaking the sign at the Great Prosperity Market!"
Ji-Li Jiang -- Red Scarf Girl
He passed down the hall of the VA hospital that was filled with old, sick, and dying soldiers who had given their all so that the rest of the country could live in peace and prosperity.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
Every afternoon, whatever the weather, he stands in a field bawling state-sown dicta: "Prosperity depends on ferocity.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
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Slavery has deadened all enterprise and prosperity.
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
It was the recent war which had brought about this transition from mere prosperity to luxury, to the refurbished brownstone on Pierrepont Street and the Bonnard and the Degas (and a Pissarro landscape I was to see soon, a view of a lost country lane in the nineteenth-century wilds outside of Paris so meltingly serene and lovely that it brought a lump to my throat).
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
He wanted peace and prosperity, not power!
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
The bloom of postwar prosperity had spread as far as a new coat of paint, and even the manse, which must be at least a hundred years old, sported bright yellow trim around its sagging windowframes.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
I have been lenient in the past, allowing our Red brothers a good life full of prosperity, of dignity.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
They call it the prosperity dance.
Simone Elkeles -- Perfect Chemistry
They thought their prosperity came from their own sheer brilliance.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
Going to live at Baltimore laid the foundation, and opened the gateway, to all my subsequent prosperity.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The country of greatest achievement, greatest prosperity, greatest freedom.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
It was, after all, the path he had followed to prosperity.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
A new horizon and new labors were opening out, full of well-being and prosperity for all.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
The Fleece brought prosperity to the land.
Rick Riordan -- The Sea of Monsters
Okonkwo’s prosperity was visible in his household.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
The result was Panem, a shining Capitol ringed by thirteen districts, which brought peace and prosperity to its citizens.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
Never listen when they tell you that Man and the animals have a common interest, that the prosperity of the one is the prosperity of the others.
George Orwell -- Animal Farm
No economic fluctuations changed their statuspeople like the Ewells lived as guests of the county in prosperity as well as in the depths of a depression.
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
The Depression had taken its toll here, but she could see the signs of prosperity beginning to work their way back.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Notebook
Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by such slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity or ruin.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
And yet it cannot be denied that the prosperity of the whole poor, bleak country-side depends upon his presence.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
Well, here’s your good health landlord, and prosperity to your house.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Perhaps the answer is that we have entrusted our city to a group of proselytizing tyrants who do not know how to lead us out of poverty and into prosperity.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
Because of the feeling that nothing will change, that happiness and prosperity are possible only somewhere else.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
For I was envious of the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
As for the Hobbits of the Shire, with whom these tales are concerned, in the days of their peace and prosperity they were a merry folk.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
Henrietta was a black woman born of slavery and sharecropping who fled north for prosperity, only to have her cells used as tools by white scientists without her consent.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
He shall bring peace and prosperity to the world.
Rick Riordan -- The Red Pyramid
I am rusty in my shorthand, see what unexpected prosperity does for us, so it may be as well to freshen it up again with an exercise anyhow.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
Here! your mother’s a nice woman, young Jerry, going a praying agin your father’s prosperity.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
Wheat, Milo seed, certified grass seed-these were the crops the farm’s prosperity depended upon.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
My objective was social progress, universal prosperity, human brotherhood and love.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
Peace and prosperity would flourish, but more wondrous yet, the Riders would be brought back to gently govern over Galbatorix’s fiefdoms.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
Because I disliked you too fixedly and thoroughly ever to lend a hand in lifting you to prosperity.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
He destroyed the Riders and the greatest peace and prosperity we ever had.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
He who has not been a stubborn accuser in prosperity should hold his peace in the face of ruin.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
My grandmother’s parents left Havana in the 1930s in search of work; at the time Jamaica was an island of relative prosperity amid the worldwide Great Depression.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
It was a summer of prosperity, all over the country, and the country ate generously of packing house products, and there was plenty of work for all the family, in spite of the packers’ efforts to keep a superfluity of labor.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
As in the old time let men of Ithaka henceforth be friends; prosperity enough, and peace attend them.
Homer -- The Odyssey
They would make new lives for themselves-peaceful, solitary lives-and there the weight of all that they’d endured would lift from them, and they would be deserving of all the happiness and simple prosperity they would find.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
When, discomfited, he came and asked once more for the friendship which, in his prosperity, he had not thought it worth his while to preserve.
Aldous Huxley -- Brave New World
So shall you have a shorter journey to your desires by the means I shall then have to prefer them; and the impediment most profitably removed, without the which there were no expectation of our prosperity.
William Shakespeare -- Othello, the Moor of Venice