April Fools

April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.
-Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894


April fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly.
-Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary


Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
-Chinese Proverb


He who is born a fool is never cured.


Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
-Mark Twain


If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
-Welsh Proverb


I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.
-Jack Handey


We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
-Japanese Proverb


You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
-Abraham Lincoln


Even the gods love jokes.


The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
-Will Rogers


A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.
-Henry Louis Mencken


A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
-Douglas Adams


It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
-Max Eastman


Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.
-Irish Proverb


A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself.
-Clifton Paul Fadiman


It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools.
-Spanish Proverb


I have great faith in fools - self-confidence, my friends call it.
-Edgar Allan Poe


The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
-George Orwell


Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?
-Rita Rudner


Suppose the world were only one of God's jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?
-George Bernard Shaw


Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel you've done a permanent job.
-Author Unknown