A day without laughter is a day wasted.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
We think too much and feel too little.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
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.
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.
In the end, everything is a gag.
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.
This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.
That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
Remember, you can always stoop and pick up nothing.
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.