"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Bill Cosby on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Bill Cosby on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Bill Cosby on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Bill Cosby on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Bill Cosby on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries."
"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."
"Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them."
"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."
"Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don't believe the kids should be given homework."