Charlie Chaplin, byname of Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (born April 16, 1889, London, England – died December 25, 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland) was an English comedian, filmmaker, and composer who is widely considered as the biggest star of the silent-film era and one of the most significant figures in the history of the film industry.
Chaplin is best known for his innovative film-making techniques and his character “The Tramp.”
Many of his motion pictures are often ranked among the greatest films of all time. Some of the most famous is The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus (1928), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940), and Limelight (1952).
In 1972, Chaplin received an Honorary Academy Award for “the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century.”
Here we have compiled a list of best Charlie Chaplin quotes that make us think.Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. Click To Tweet Imagination means nothing without doing. Click To Tweet Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it. All it needs is courage, imagination, and a little dough. Click To Tweet What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. Click To Tweet The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Click To Tweet I remain just one thing, and one thing only — and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. Click To Tweet Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles. Click To Tweet Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone. Click To Tweet Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease from pain. Click To Tweet Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express. Click To Tweet A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure. Click To Tweet That’s one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment. Click To Tweet All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. Click To Tweet We think too much and feel too little. Click To Tweet We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. Click To Tweet Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing. Click To Tweet A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk. Click To Tweet A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk. Click To Tweet This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it. Click To Tweet
Time heals, and experience teaches that the secret of happiness is in service to others. Click To Tweet Whether sage or fool, we must all struggle with life. Click To Tweet To live in order to reason or to reason in order to live; there is the question. Click To Tweet The soul of man has been given wings, and at last he is beginning to fly. Click To Tweet Humor is the ability to discern in a kindly way the folly in what is considered normal, sublime behavior, and to discern the discrepancy in what appears as a truth. Click To Tweet Too much kindness and respect are given to the unseen and not enough to humanity. It seems that in our nature we loathe each other and bestow our respect and love on the abstract. Click To Tweet The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. Click To Tweet Life and death are too resolute, too implacable to be accidental. Click To Tweet The world cannot be wrong if in this world there’s you. Click To Tweet That is all there is in life — beauty. You find that and you have found everything. Click To Tweet Knowledge inspires courage. I’m not skeptical but I’d sooner know than belief. Click To Tweet People miss happiness by chasing after false values and repressing the feelings that make life valuable and beautiful. When you get up in the morning feeling fine your experience during just those few minutes or hours when you are reacting… Click To Tweet In all truth there is the seed of falsehood. Click To Tweet In the realm of the unknown, there is an infinite power for good. Click To Tweet
Wisdom usually grows upon us like calluses when we are old, gnarled and bent. Click To Tweet To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune. Click To Tweet Faith is a precursor of all our ideas. Click To Tweet Let us strive for the impossible. The great achievements throughout history have been the conquest of what seemed impossible. Click To Tweet There’s something just as inevitable as death, and that’s life. Click To Tweet If you’re really truthful with yourself, it's wonderful guidance. Click To Tweet The deeper the truth in creative work, the longer it will live. Click To Tweet Wars, conflict, it’s all business. One murder makes a villain, millions a hero. Numbers sanctify. Click To Tweet The world is not composed of heroes and villains, but of men and women with all the passions that God has given them. The ignorant condemn, but the wise pity. Click To Tweet I have yet to know a poor man who has nostalgia for poverty, or who finds freedom in it. Click To Tweet We can produce in abundance food and materials and manufacture in mass production all the essentials and luxuries of life. Machinery should be a blessing to mankind and not a curse. Therefore, let us have shorter hours of labor and cheaper… Click To Tweet How does one get ideas? By sheer perseverance to the point of madness. Click To Tweet A man is what a woman makes him and a woman makes herself. Click To Tweet Whoever lives, gambles with life. Click To Tweet Because of humor we are less overwhelmed by the vicissitudes of life. Click To Tweet All children in some form or another have genius; the trick is to bring it out in them. Click To Tweet Doing something with the public in mind is doing something without your own mind. Click To Tweet
Let us try to understand each other’s problems, for in modern warfare there is no victory. Click To Tweet That’s all of us are amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else. Click To Tweet Men who think deeply say little in ordinary conversations. Click To Tweet You’ll never find rainbows if you’re looking down. Click To Tweet If only the old and young could be the same age. Click To TweetI’m an old weed. The more I’m cut down, the more I spring up again. Click To Tweet
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