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April Fools Day Quotes
The trouble with practical joe-ks is that very often they get elected

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

A fool must now and then be right by chance. (Cowper)

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 sense of humor is the ability to understand a joe-k - and that the joe-k is oneself. (Clifton Paul Fadiman)

April fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly. (Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary)

Don’t give cherries to pigs or advice to fools. (Irish Proverb)

Even the gods love joe-ks. (Plato)

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other. (Benjamin Franklin)

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

Forgive, O Lord, my little joe-ks 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. (Proverb)

However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him. (Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux)

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

I hope life isn’t a big joe-k, because I don’t get it. (Jack Handey)

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

It is better to be a fool than to be dead. (Stevenson)

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

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

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

Looking foolish does the spirit good. (John Updike)

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

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)

Suppose the world were only one of God’s joe-ks, would you work any the less to make it a good joe-k instead of a bad one? (George Bernard Shaw)

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

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. (Mark Twain)

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools. (Doug Larson)

The trouble with practical joe-ks is that very often they get elected. (Will Rogers)

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools. (Herbert Spencer)

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)


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03-Jul-2022