April Fools’ day, also known at All Fools’ Day is thought to have begun in 1582 when France switched from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian calendar, and/or in 1563, when the Council of Trent began calling it April Fools’ Day. The English in 1700 started the popular tradition by playing practical jokes on one another. It spread throughout Britain during the 18th century and then to Scotland who made it a two-day celebration.
There are many funny quotes about April Fools’ Day. I thought I would share a few and hope you find them funny also.
“LET US BE THANKFUL FOR THE FOOLS. But for them the rest of us could not succeed:” MARK TWAIN.
“A fool flatters himself; a wise man flatters the fool.” EDWARD G. BULWER-LYTTON
“Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” (Chinese Proverb)
“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.
“The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.” WILL ROGERS
“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something” PLATO
Happy April Fools’Day, Paula