Top 20 Charlie Chaplin Quotes

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin KBE was an English comic actor, film maker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.

Born April 16, 1889, Walworth, London, United Kingdom
Early Year 1889 to 1913
Deid  December 25, 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland

Famous Quotes

A Day without laughter is a day wasted.

 

The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

 

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

 

Life laughs at you when you are unhappy; Life smiles at you when you are happy; But life salutes you when you make other happy.

 

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.

 

 

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is Love of Oneself.

 

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.

 

Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish… The trouble is you won’t fight. You’ve given in, continually dwelling on sickness and death. But there’s something just as inevitable as death, and that’s life. Life, life, life. Think of all the power that’s in the universe, moving the earth, growing the trees. That’s the same power within you if you only have courage and the will to use it.

 

A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.

 

As for politics, I’m an anarchist. I hate governments and rules and fetters. Can’t stand caged animals. People must be free.

Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.

 

Judge a man not by how he treats his equals but by how he treats his inferiors.

 

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

 

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

 

 

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.

 

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

 

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

 

Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security.

 

We think too much and feel too little.

 

Smile, though your heart is aching. Smile, even though it’s breaking. When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by if you smile through your pain and sorrow. Smile and maybe tomorrow, you’ll see the sun come shining through for you.

 

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