The 10 Best Quotes From Bill Cosby

 @TreyeGreen t.green@ibtimes.com
on July 12 2013 7:18 PM
  • Bill Cosby On Wisdom:
    "A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice." Reuters
  • Bill Cosby On Growing Older:
    "Old is always fifteen years from now." Reuters
  • Bill Cosby On Marriage:
    "That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked." Reuters
  • Bill Cosby On Laughter:
    "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." Reuters
  • Bill Cosby On The Fear Of Senior Year:
    "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." Reuters
  • Bill Cosby On Fear:
    "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it." Reuters
  • Bill Cosby On Raising Children:
    "Parents are people who yell and they yell and they yell and they yell. And you already have the point... and they're still yelling." Reuters
  • BIll Cosby On Honesty:
    "If you speak your mind and if it is true what you're saying, then I think the integrity of what you're saying carries through." Reuters
  • Bill Cosby On Living In The Present:
    "The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now." Reuters
  • Bill Cosby On Bill Cosby:
    "Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them." Reuters
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Bill Cosby is never afraid to share his mind. From the joys and headaches of marriage to the importance of always believing in oneself, the talented star has for years offered helpful advice to those willing to listen.

In observance of his 76th birthday -- Cosby was born on July 12, 1937 -- we have rounded up just a few of his most memorable quotes in the slideshow above. Click through for his both humorous and uplifting takes on life.

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