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William Shakespeare famously said, "Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." On April Fools' Day, showcase your wit and humor with these quotes. If you are a prankster, play a harmless prank, and tease your friends. If you are not a prankster, beware of those who are.
Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson
"April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four."
"Even the gods love jokes."
"The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded."
"The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected."
Myra Cohn Livingston
"The maple syrup's full of ants.
A mouse is creeping on the shelf.
Is that a spider on your back?
I ate the whole pie by myself.
The kitchen sink just overflowed.
A flash flood washed away the school.
I threw your blanket in the trash.
I never lie-I-
"Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever."
Poor Robin's Almanac, 1790
"The first of April, some do say
Is set apart for All Fool's Day;
But why the people call it so
Nor I, nor they themselves, do know,
But on this day are people sent
On purpose for pure merriment."
"The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world."
"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."
"Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment."