"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."
"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."Bill Cosby on Buddha
"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."Bill Cosby on Billy Graham
"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."Bill Cosby on Henry Ward Beecher
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."Bill Cosby on Sigmund Freud
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride."Bill Cosby on Ron Taffel
"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."