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Prosperity Robinson

Viscount Goderich, Earl of Ripon, Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1823. In 1825 he boasted in the House of the prosperity of the nation, and his boast was not yet cold when the great financi…

Tan Tock Seng

Tan Tock Seng was a prosperous Singapore businessman of the early 1800s, known particularly for his generosity to the poor. He contributed heavily to the 1844 construction of a new hospital for the in…

Creflo Dollar

Creflo Dollar has built a multi-million-dollar ministry on the message that "it is the will of God for you to prosper in every way." He preaches that Christian conversion and disciplined steps of Bibl…

Manmohan Singh,

Indian economist, was sworn in as India's 13th prime minister in May, becoming the country's first Sikh premier. He accepted the post after the Indian National Congress prevailed over the rul…

The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce PHILANTHROPISTPHILOSOPHYPHILISTINE -n. One whose mind is the creature of its environment, following the fashion in thought, feeling and sentiment. He is sometimes learned,…

The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce POTABLEPRAYPOVERTY -n. A file provided for the teeth of the rats of reform. The number of plans for its abolition equals that of the reformers who suffer from it, plus tha…

The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce SACERDOTALISTSACREDSACRAMENT -n. A solemn religious ceremony to which several degrees of authority and significance are attached. Rome has seven sacraments, but the Protes…