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Bill Cosby Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Bill Cosby Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

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I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
- Bill Cosby

 

Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.
- Bill Cosby

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

Always end the name of your child with a vowel,
so that when you yell, the name will carry.
- Bill Cosby


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The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
- Bill Cosby

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

I am proud to be an American.
Because an American can eat anything on the face of
this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.
- Bill Cosby

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of
you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns,
then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
- Bill Cosby

Gray hair is God's graffiti.
- Bill Cosby

When you become senile, you won't know it.
- Bill Cosby

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Immortality is a long shot, I admit.
But somebody has to be first.
- Bill Cosby

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

It isn't a matter of black is beautiful as much as
it is white is not all that's beautiful.
- Bill Cosby

Any man today who returns from work,
sinks into a chair,
and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
- Bill Cosby

I wasn't always black...
there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.
- Bill Cosby

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage:
the wife is in charge.
- Bill Cosby

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

The essence of childhood, of course,
is play,
which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that
we reluctantly shared with traffic.
- Bill Cosby

A new father quickly learns that his child invariably
comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there,
as if he needed company.
The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom
privacy is to shave at the gas station.
- Bill Cosby

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I make my own choices.
I decide what I will and will not do.
I am proud of my independence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not.
- Bono

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

When two people decide to get a divorce,
it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another,
but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
- Helen Rowland

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

Were it left to me to decide whether we should
have a government without newspapers,
or newspapers without a government,
I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
- Thomas Jefferson

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
- Flora Whittemore

Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
- George Will

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child.
We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.
- Rita Rudner

Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether
he worships his own power or the power of God.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

This life is what you make it.
Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes,
it's a universal truth.
But the good part is,
you get to decide how you're going to mess it up.
Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway.
But just remember, some come, some go.
The ones that stay with you through everything -
they're your true best friends.
Don't let go of them.
Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world.
- Marilyn Monroe

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

You could always go on changing things but there comes
a time when you have to decide to stop.
- Peter Wright

It is enough that the people know there was an election.
The people who cast the votes decide nothing.
The people who count the votes decide everything.
- Joseph Stalin

It's up to the community now to decide if they want to keep this team.
- Mario Lemieux

When I want to understand what is happening today or
try to decide what will happen tomorrow,
I look back.
- Omar Khayyam

Before we decide to trust you with this power,
we ask you to stand before the public and explain your views.
Justice may be blind, but it should not be deaf.
- Herb Kohl

With respect to Holy Communion, it is up to the communicant
to decide whether they are in a state of grace and
worthy to receive the Eucharist.
Each one of us makes that decision.
- Roger Mahony

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute,
but I do not wish to decide anything finally;
on the other hand,
I am not bound by the opinions of men.
- Martin Luther


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