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April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by shouting “April fool” at the unfortunate victim(s). Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in smaller letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.

Aside from April Fools’ Day, the custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one’s neighbour has historically been relatively common in the world. ( From Wikipedia)


“A fellow who is always declaring he’s no fool, usually has his suspicions.” – Unknown Author


“A fool may have his coat embroidered with gold, but it is a fool’s coat still.” – Antoine de Rivarol

“A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.” – William Blake

“A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.”- Welsh Proverb

“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.” – Baltasar Gracian

“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

“Even the gods love jokes.” – Plato




“Every fool finds a greater one to admire them.” – Nicolas Boileau

“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” – Chinese Proverb

“Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.”- English Proverb

“For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” – Alexander Pope

“I have great faith in fools: self-confidence, my friends call it.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.” – Anatole France

“Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.” – Mark Twain

“None but a fool is always right.” – Augustus William Hare

“ Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.” – Unknown Author

“Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn’t be any fun living in it, or profit.”- Josh Billings

“The aim of a joke 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 fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.” – William Shakespeare

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”- Winston Churchill

“What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning.” – Spanish Proverb

“Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.” – H. G. Bohn

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