Sunday, April 01, 2007


Famous quotes on Fool's Day

Wise men agree that it is okay to be foolish at times and in fact, every silly act is a step to wisdom. So don't be embarrassed when someone plays pranks on you and calls you 'April Fool'. Here we have brought some famous sayings that capture the spirit of human folly and April Fool's Day for you:

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.

� Anonymous

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 ---

� Myra Cohn Livingston

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

� Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

� Colette (1873 - 1954), in New York World-Telegram and Sun, 1961

Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment.

� Horace (65 BC - 8 BC)

Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.

� Quintilian, De Institutione Oratoria

So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now.

� William of Baskerville in 'The Name of the Rose'

It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.

� Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.

� William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) in 'As You Like It'

Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.

� Sacha Guitry (1885 - 1957)


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