Bill Cosby is one of America's most beloved comedians. From his sold out concerts to his wildly successful show on NBC, he set the template for a wave of family friendly comedians who followed him - Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Ray Romano, Tim Allen, Kevin James and more. Here we present his funniest, wisest, and most touching quotes.

“YOU are a genius!... and I am a genius because I married you.”
by 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.”
by Bill Cosby

“Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet.”
by Bill Cosby

“When you become senile, you won't know it.”
by Bill Cosby

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.”
by Bill Cosby

“Man can not live by bread alone ... he must have peanut butter.”
by Bill Cosby

“Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.”
by Bill Cosby

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

“Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.”
by Bill Cosby

“Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.”
by Bill Cosby

“If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it.”
by Bill Cosby