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51 Inspirational Bill Cosby Quotes (SUCCESS)

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In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need advice.
A word to the wise ain’t necessary, it’s the stupid ones who need advice.
The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.
The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.
People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.
People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
If you want to be seen, stand up. If you want to be heard, speak up. If you want to be appreciated, shut up.
If you want to be seen, stand up. If you want to be heard, speak up. If you want to be appreciated, shut up.
Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.
Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.
Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.
Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice.
Is the glass half full, or half empty? It depends on whether you're pouring, or drinking.
Is the glass half full, or half empty? It depends on whether you’re pouring, or drinking.

8 Bill Cosby Quotes That Will Make You Think

“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.”

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Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.
Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.
The only thing that you can get into without a lot of trouble is a lot of trouble.
The only thing that you can get into without a lot of trouble is a lot of trouble.
You can't be everything to everyone.
You can’t be everything to everyone.
Mediocre people are the most dangerous people in the world.
Mediocre people are the most dangerous people in the world.
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
Old is always fifteen years from now.
Old is always fifteen years from now.
You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children Those who've never had any.
You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any.

7 InspirationalBill Cosby Quotes About Life

“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.”

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Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
It's painful, but we can't heal ourselves unless we cleanse the wounds.
It’s painful, but we can’t heal ourselves unless we cleanse the wounds.
A sail boat that sails backwards can never see the sun rise.
A sail boat that sails backwards can never see the sun rise.
Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.
There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.

9 FunnyBill Cosby Quotes

“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.”

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After creating the heaven, the earth, the ocean, and the entire animal kingdom, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing He said to them was 'Don't.'
After creating the heaven, the earth, the ocean, and the entire animal kingdom, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing He said to them was ‘Don’t.’
Gray hair is gods graffiti.
Gray hair is gods graffiti.
Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework.
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.
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.
Man can not live by bread alone… he must have peanut butter.
Man can not live by bread alone… he must have peanut butter.
And so the dentist says 'Rinse.' So you lean over, and you're lookin' at this miniature toilet bowl.
And so the dentist says ‘Rinse.’ So you lean over, and you’re lookin’ at this miniature toilet bowl.
The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.
The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.
Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.
Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.

7 Bill Cosby Quotes on Marriage

“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.”

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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.
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.
Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.
Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.

10 Bill Cosby Quotes on Parenting

“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.”

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Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.
Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
A grandchild is God's reward for raising a child.
A grandchild is God’s reward for raising a child.

“In spite of the seven thousand books of expert advice, the right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and… mothers Only your grandmother and Genghis Khan know how to do it.”

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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.
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.
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.
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.
The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.
The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.

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