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.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
~Robert Frost, "Cluster of Faith," 1962
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.
If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
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.
Even the gods love jokes.
The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
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.
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself.
~Clifton Paul Fadima
It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools.
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.
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 RudnerSuppose 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.
One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said. "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.