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April Fools' Day quotes

April 1 is the day upon which we are reminded what we are on the other 364.
Mark Twain

Chuck Norris's calendar goes straight from March 31st to April 2nd - no one fools Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris jokes

A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat.
English proverb

Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.
German Proverb

There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.
Aristotle

Force a fool to pray and he'll crack his forehead.
Russian proverb

The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
Benjamin Franklin

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each
moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There
is no other land. There is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
African proverb

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say
something.
Plato

Among beautiful women there are many fools.
Japanese proverb

He who hesitates is a damned fool.
Mae West

I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who
and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them.
They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't.
Marilyn Monroe

You can recognize a donkey by his long ears, a fool by his long tongue.
Jewish proverb

You can cheat an honest man but not make a fool out of him.
Confucius

There are a good many fools who call me a friend, and also a good many friends who call
me a fool.
G. K. Chesterton

Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Aesop

April fool, n.  The March fool with another month added to his folly.
Ambrose Bierce

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

A fool may be known by six things: anger without cause; speech without profit; change
without progress; inquiry without object; putting trust in a stranger; and mistaking foes for
friends.
Arabic proverb

Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perhaps the angels who fear to tread where fools rush in used to be fools who rushed in.
Franklin P. Jones

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Napoleon Bonaparte

When a fool goes to Rome, the same fool returns from there.
French proverb

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
Charles Lamb

Riches serve a wise man but command a fool.
English proverb

Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.
Otto von Bismarck