21 quotes by Charlie Chaplin that will change your life

Apart from being a successful comic actor and filmmaker in the silent era of cinema, Charlie Chaplin was also a great philosopher whose words still inspire millions around the world.

Charlie Chaplin is considered as one of the most influential personalities ever in the world. Being an actor, filmmaker and composer in a career spanning over 75 years, he became the greatest cultural icon in 20th century and ruled the whole world with his charming on-screen presence, perfect comic timing and great filmmaking. No matter how much he suffered in his personal life, he made everyone laugh throughout his life.

Here are some quotes by him that will change the way you look at life.

  1. “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, and surcease for pain.”
  2. “We think too much and think too little.”
  3. “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.”
  4. “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.”
  5. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.”
  6. “The mirror is my best friend because when I cry, it never laughs.”
  7. “Life is a play that does not allow testing. So sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely, before the curtain closes and the piece ends with no applause.”
  8. “You have to believe in yourself. That’s the secret.”
  9. “I suppose that’s one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.”
  10. “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.”
  11. “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.”
  12. “Imagination means nothing without doing.”
  13. “My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.”
  14. “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.”
  15. “You need power, only when you want to do something harmful otherwise. Love is enough to get everything done.”
  16. “Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.”
  17. “I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.”
  18. “What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.”
  19. “Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination…and a little dough.”
  20. “To help a friend in need is easy, but to give your time is not always opportune.”
  21. “In the end, everything is a gag.”

So as the legend believed, never take your life too seriously and fight all the challenges with a smile on your face.

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