I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me, and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude.
Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment.
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
A political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick or?return of your absent friend, or some other favorable event raises your spirits, and you think that good days are preparing for you.? Do not beleive it.? Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
I'm close with my parents. I have a lot of acquaintances, but my very good close friends are few I can count my very good friends on one hand. And that's how I like it to be.
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
I know there were many good policemen who died doing their duty. Some of the cops were even friends of ours. But a cop can go both ways.
Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
I have had lots of friends who've been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care.
I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
You don't have to be married to have a good friend as your partner for life.
Manuel is still today a good friend. The others I see rarely, but with Edgar I phone from time to time.
It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
I mean I can do it when I'm very relaxed, and with good friends, then I think I can be amusing.