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cheaters never prosper

People who use dishonest means will not find true success. Primarily heard in US. I'm not too worried about Eric getting ahead of me in the class rankings. I know he cheated on his last test, and cheaters never prosper! I would never have an affair because I know that cheaters never prosper!
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Cheats never prosper.

 and Cheaters never prosper.
Prov. If you cheat people, they will not continue to do business with you, and so your business will fail. Customer: You charged me for ten artichokes, but you only gave me nine. Grocer: Too bad. You should have counted them before you paid for them. Customer: Cheats never prosper, you know.
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prosper from something

to gain wealth from something. Carla prospered from trading on the options exchange. I hope you prosper from your new enterprise.
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References in classic literature ?
ll 493-501) Pass by the smithy and its crowded lounge in winter time when the cold keeps men from field work, -- for then an industrious man can greatly prosper his house -- lest bitter winter catch you helpless and poor and you chafe a swollen foot with a shrunk hand.
The count stood like one changed to stone, and turning to the bewildered crowd, Ferdinand added, with a gay smile of triumph, "To you, my gallant friends, I can only wish that your wooing may prosper as mine has done, and that you may all win as fair a bride as I have by this masked marriage.
If your suit should prosper, if Lucie should love you, you shall tell me on your marriage morning.
My brother--since I can no longer treat as a slave one who has enriched me thus--take your liberty and may Heaven prosper you.
And may God so prosper it, Senor Don Quixote," said the duchess, "that we may always hear good news of your exploits; God speed you; for the longer you stay, the more you inflame the hearts of the damsels who behold you; and as for this one of mine, I will so chastise her that she will not transgress again, either with her eyes or with her words.
After this, Lucca and Siena yielded at once, partly through hatred and partly through fear of the Florentines; and the Florentines would have had no remedy had he continued to prosper, as he was prospering the year that Alexander died, for he had acquired so much power and reputation that he would have stood by himself, and no longer have depended on the luck and the forces of others, but solely on his own power and ability.
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.