Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
In Philadelphia, I inadvertently came upon an edition of Robert Ingersoll's Essays and Lectures. This was an exciting discovery; his atheism confirmed my own belief that the horrific cruelty of the Old Testament was degrading to the human spirit.
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.
I have Many Problems in My Life. But my leaps don`t know that. They always smile
Imagination means nothing without doing.
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
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.
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.
Don't be afraid of the unknown because, even when they wander into chaos, planets are born stars!
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
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.
Simplicity is not a simple thing.
The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs.
My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.
You have to believe in yourself. That's the secret.
I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish. ... The trouble is you won't fight. You've given up. But there's something just as inevitable as death. And that's life. Think of the power of the universe - turning the Earth, growing the trees. That's the same power within you - if you'll only have the courage and the will to use it.
Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.
In the end, everything is a gag.
As for politics, I'm an anarchist. I hate governments and rules and fetters. Can't stand caged animals. People must be free.
You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.
Dictators free themselves by enslaving others. They work not for your benefit, but their own.
Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
You need Power, only when you want to do something harmful otherwise Love is enough to get everything done.
Nothing in life is permanent, not even one's troubles.
Let us fight for a new world, a decent world!
The best thing in life is to go ahead with all your plans and your dreams, to embrace life and to live everyday with passion, to lose and still keep the faith and to win while being grateful. All of this because the world belongs to those who dare to go after what they want. And because life is really too short to be insignificant.
Life is laughter when seen in a long shot, but it is a tragedy when seen in a close-up.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
They cheer me because they all understand me, and they cheer you because no one understands you.
Brunettes are troublemakers. They're worse than the Jews.
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.
My character of the Tramp, the millions of workers symbolized in that one figure.
Beauty is an omnipresence of death and loveliness, a smiling sadness that we discern in nature and all things, a mystic communion that the poet feels.