Funny Quotes for April Fool's Day

Play the fool and get them laughing -- without even playing a prank

You don't have to be a prankster to have fun on April Fool's Day! The real April fools are the ones who refuse to participate in this happy go lucky holiday. The rest of us have fun laughing at each other -- and ourselves -- on the one day a year pranks aren't just allowed but actually sanctioned.

Of course, for some people pranks just aren't that funny, and they want another outlet to get a laugh on April Fool's Day. For those people, we have a pile of hilarious April Fool's quotes: sayings and reminders to get you chuckling on a day when you might need a break from watching office shenanigans!

1. "Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: it's good to be silly at the right moment." -Horace

2. "The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." -Mark Twain

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

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

5. "The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass." -Bioleau

6. "Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness." -Sacha Guitry

7. "The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." -Sir Winston Churchill

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

9. "Foolproof systems tend to not take into account the ingenuity of fools." -Gene Brown

10. "When in doubt, make a fool of yourself." -Cynthia Heimel

11. "A fool flatters himself; a wise man flatters the fool." -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

12. "Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it." -Benjamin Franklin

13. "Controversy equalizes fools and wise men...and the fools know it." -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The topic of fools has always given rise to incisive, witty, and entertaining quotes. With these, you don't have to play pranks and practical jokes to get a chuckle out of April Fool's Day. And if you really can't stand the holiday, well, take comfort from some of the quotes above and revel in laughing at the fools around you.

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