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As I have discovered by examining my past,
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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You can't be everything to everyone.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Gray hair is God's graffiti.
- Bill Cosby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity-
but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.
- Earl Warren

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until
we have been stuck, incapacitated,
or blown off course for awhile.
- David Whyte

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.
- George Carlin

There is a wealth of twentieth century music that is
being re-discovered by a generation that hasn't heard it.
- Helen Reddy

It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors
of letting an urchin into Parliament.
- Bernadette Devlin

We're trying to set up a movie for me in the near future.
It's going to be similar to the story of how I got discovered.
Kinda like my own version of '8 Mile.'
- Justin Bieber

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves,
the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love,
and then, for a second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol
was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
- P. G. Wodehouse

I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them,
and enjoyed them.
- Nora Roberts

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America,
that he ever mentioned it.
- Margot Asquith

I kind of discovered my voice for the first time,
and the more I did it, the better it got.
- Krist Novoselic

Not all things are to be discovered;
many are better concealed.
- Sophocles

To my utter despair I have discovered,
and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses
no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
- Mikhail Bakunin


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