Bill Cosby Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Bill Cosby quotes, Bill Cosby sayings, and Bill Cosby proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now. Bill Cosby
Dentists tell you not to pick your teeth with any sharp metal object. Then you sit in their chair and the first thing they grab is an iron hook. Bill Cosby
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby
If you know two languages, the level of your intelligence is multiplied a hundredfold in other people's eyes. Bill Cosby
You go and you buy a lottery ticket. You've got just as much chance of getting struck by lightning as you do of winning the lottery. Bill Cosby
Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet. Bill Cosby
The summit, which is set up to educate people about managing their money and protecting their income, leads to empowerment of self, for which this summit needs to be applauded. Bill Cosby
People will frighten you about a graduation….They use words you don’t hear often… ‘And we wish you Godspeed.’ It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices. Bill Cosby
Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries. Bill Cosby
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby
The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now. Bill Cosby
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I’d like to say that grandparents are God’s gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate. Bill Cosby
The first-born in every family is always dreaming for an imaginary older brother or sister who will look out for them. 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
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
Man cannot live by bread alone. He must have peanut butter. 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
The past is a ghost, the future has a dream, and all we ever have is now. Bill Cosby
I love it when mothers get so mad they can't remember your name. 'Come here, Roy, er, Rupert, er, Rutabaga...what is your name, boy? And don't lie to me, because you live here, and I'll find out who you are.' 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
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
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
Decide that you want it more than you're afraid of it. Bill Cosby
If you speak your mind and if it is true what you're saying, then I think the integrity of what you're saying carries through. Bill Cosby
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice. 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
The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now. Bill Cosby
Young ladies and gentlemen, this is not your world yet. You have to make it. Bill Cosby
People will frighten you about a graduation. They use words you don't hear often: "And we wish you Godspeed." It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices. Bill Cosby