55 Famous Bill Cosby Quotes For Success in Life

William Henry Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry I in San Francisco during the 1960s. These Bill Cosby quotes will motivate you.

Best Bill Cosby Quotes

  1. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” ~ Bill Cosby
  2. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” ~ Bill Cosby
  3. “If you want to be seen, stand up. If you want to be heard, speak up. If you want to be appreciated, shut up.” ~ Bill Cosby
  4. “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
  5. “Mediocre people are the most dangerous people in the world.” ~ Bill Cosby
  6. “Is the glass half full, or half-empty? It depends on whether you’re pouring, or drinking.” ~ Bill Cosby
  7. “The only thing that you can get into without a lot of trouble is a lot of trouble.” ~ Bill Cosby

  8. “Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.” ~ Bill Cosby
  9. “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
  10. “Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.” ~ Bill Cosby
  11. “Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.” ~ Bill Cosby
  12. “Old is always fifteen years from now.” ~ Bill Cosby
  13. “Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework.” ~ Bill Cosby Quotes
  14. “You can’t compete with Walmart. But you can have smaller businesses that are successful.” ~ Bill Cosby

  15. “Give me 200 active 2-year-olds and I could conquer the world.” ~ Bill Cosby
  16. “Never forget that the devil is there 24/7 too. He’s very, very busy.” ~ Bill Cosby
  17. “The game of chess. Supposedly men made it up, and it’s about war and men and the ravages and the bravery and the genius of commanding and moving pieces and … No. It’s marriage. The Queen moves anywhere she wants.” ~ Bill Cosby
  18. “You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any.” ~ Bill Cosby
  19. “There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.” ~ Bill Cosby
  20. “You can’t be everything to everyone” ~ Bill Cosby

  21. “Sometimes you try to help people, and it backfires on you, and then they try to take advantage of you.” ~ Bill Cosby
  22. “All parents experience the same problems.” ~ Bill Cosby
  23. “If you know what you want, you will recognize it when you see it.” ~ Bill Cosby
  24. “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
  25. “You can never give complete authority and overall power to anyone until trust can be proven.” ~ Bill Cosby
  26. “You can teach an old dog new tricks. You just don’t want to see the dog doing them.” ~ Bill Cosby
  27. “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
  28. “Kids need to remember that when you put something on Twitter, it’s not like whispering to your friend, you’ve put it on a billboard that the whole world, including your own kids someday, can see.” ~ Bill Cosby
  29. “The main goal of the future is to stop the violence. The world is addicted to it.” ~ Bill Cosby

  30. “We cannot afford to settle for being just average; we must learn as much as we can to be the best that we can. The keyword is education – education with maximum effort. Without it, we cannot be in charge of ourselves or anyone else.” ~ Bill Cosby
  31. “I’m not the boss of my house. I don’t know how I lost it, I don’t know when I lost it, I don’t really think I ever had it. But I’ve seen the boss’s job…and I don’t want it!” ~ Bill Cosby
  32. “The three ingredients of a successful union between two … humor, commitment & undying love.” ~ Bill Cosby
  33. “Violence won’t solve a thing. It makes it more challenging to solve, though.” ~ Bill Cosby
  34. “A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.” ~ Bill Cosby
  35. “Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.” ~ Bill Cosby
  36. “The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.” ~ Bill Cosby

  37. “Intellectuals are people who go to study things other people do naturally.” ~ Bill Cosby
  38. “When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.” ~ Bill Cosby
  39. “My grandpa didn’t believe in hugging and kissing or saying I love you. His love had to do with the way he treated you. When he said, We’re going here, we’re going there, he was telling me about life. That was his love for me. My love for him was listening to what he said, keeping out of trouble, doing right, being fair.” ~ Bill Cosby
  40. “Fathers are the geniuses of the house because only a person as intelligent as we could fake such stupidity.” ~ Bill Cosby
  41. “In spite of what Thomas Jefferson wrote, all men may be created equal, but not to all women.” ~ Bill Cosby
  42. “Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice.” ~ Bill Cosby
  43. “It isn’t a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not all that’s beautiful.” ~ Bill Cosby
  44. “The heart of marriage is memories.” ~ Bill Cosby

  45. “Romance is a different word than sexual contact.” ~ Bill Cosby
  46. “My children love my mother, and I tell my children, that is not the same woman I grew up with…That is an old woman trying to get into heaven now.” ~ Bill Cosby
  47. “Take your bottom lip and pull it over your head.” ~ Bill Cosby
  48. “Nobody ever says, “Can I have your beets?” ~ Bill Cosby
  49. “The serve was invented so that the net could play.” ~ Bill Cosby
  50. “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
  51. “YOU are a genius!… and I am a genius because I married you.” ~ Bill Cosby

  52. “Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.” ~ Bill Cosby
  53. “Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.” ~ Bill Cosby
  54. “I often try to tell kids to think about all the people who love you, don’t cry over the one person who doesn’t.” ~ Bill Cosby
  55. “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

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