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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

proverb People who use dishonest means will not find true success. I'm not too worried about Eric getting ahead of me in the class rankings. I know he cheated on his last test, and cheats never prosper!
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live long and prosper

A catchphrase from the media franchise Star Trek, in which it is used as a blessing adapted from the fictional Vulcan language. In general use, the phrase is often used humorously as part of a farewell to wish someone good fortune or good health. A: "OK, I'd better go. Good chatting with you." B: "You too! Live long and prosper." A: "Haha, you too." Loved your cosplay photos from Comic Con. Live long and prosper!
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prosper from (something)

To gain wealth or success from something. She prospered from several good investments she made last year. The richest people in the world have always prospered from the exploitation of the poorest.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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