52 Fool Quotes and April Fools Quotes

'A fool and his money are easily parted', so goes the old English phrase. Are you occasionally a fool? I know that I definitely act foolishly at times. When I fail to 'engage brain' and act without thinking, pull someone's metaphorical tail, or make the mistake of making decisions when I've had a few glasses of beer or wine... Not always a good idea, and many of us have 'been there and done that' I'm sure.

But let's not get too serious about life. Being overly serious, allowing ourselves to lack joy and focussing on purely mundane needs... this is when our spirit can become dull and listless. Take those 'grey thoughts' and replace them with playfulness, lightheartedness and not taking ourselves too seriously. Why not play the fool if you want? So long as you don't go too far and no one (you, or anyone else!) gets hurt - I think that's totally OK to play the fool. It's something we should embrace from time to time. We should ALL worry if the day comes when we cannot take a joke, right?





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Famous Fool Quotes

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Fool Me Once Quotes

April Fools Day Quotes


Published by: Ben Gillison

    Famous Fool Quotes

    Be inspired by our Collection of Famous Fool Quotes. Taken from some of the most inspirational people in history.


    The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. Shakespear
  1. The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
    Shakespear
    Inspirational Quotes



  2. The fool's life is empty of gratitude and full of fears; its course lies wholly toward the future.
    Epicurus
    Famous Quotes



  3. And would you maintain that if a fool does what he thinks best, this is a good, and would you call this great power?
    Socrates
    Philosophy Quotes



  4. A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant fool.
    Moliere
    Ignorance



  5. Every man is damn fool for at least 5 minutes every day: wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

    Elbert Hubbard



  6. A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Robert Bulwer-Lytton
  7. A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
    Robert Bulwer-Lytton
    Wise Quotes



  8. He who thinks himself wise, O heaven! is a great fool.
    Voltaire



  9. The lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else.  Martin Luther King
  10. The lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else.
    Martin Luther King
    Martain Luther King



  11. He who hesitates is a damned fool.
    Mae West
    Short



  12. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.
    Bible
    Bible Verses About Wisdom



  13. Never Defend yourself of words from a fool unless you are willing to become his equal.
    Gene Crawford
    Clever



  14. Be wise with speed, a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
    Edward Young
    Age



  15. A fool Uttereth all his mind: But a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
    Bible



  16. The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
    Thomas Szasz
    Forgiveness



  17. Fighting crime by building more jails is like fighting cancer by building more cemeteries.
    Paul Kelly
    Cancer Quotes



  18. Fools Live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence.
    Will Henry
    Regret



  19. Those who ask questions are considered fools for some time, those who never ask questions remain fools forever.
    Sirshree
    Question



  20. Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
    Mark Twain
    Mark Twain



  21. Fool Quotes

    A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.  Sir John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life
  22. A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.
    Sir John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  23. I refuse to be made a fool of, and I refuse to be a fool for someone.
    Hashim Conner, Karma
    Morals



  24. If you are meant to be a fool, too, then go forth and be a fool!
    Charles Jacquin, S.A.I.N.T
    Live Life



  25. The man who asks may be a fool for the day but the man who never asks will be a fool for life.
    Mahesh Dutt Sharma, Motivating Thoughts of Confucius
    One line Quotes on Life



  26. The Way of the Fool is a breath-by-breath, moment-to-moment journey that neither looks back in judgment nor forward in anxiety.
    Mark David Gerson, The Way of the Fool
    Journey



  27. The mouth of the fool is a destruction to himself, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
    TOV Rose, The Leeser Bible
    Soul



  28. The fool is a person who does not know that he does not know.
    The Interpreter's Bible
    Ignorance



  29. The wisdom of a fool is like the wreckage of a house: the knowledge of a dolt is incoherent talk.
    John Davidson (M.A.), A Treasury of Mystic Terms
    Knowledge



  30. Like a house of cards, the fool's life crumbles. Tyndale, KJV Life Application Study Bible
  31. Like a house of cards, the fool's life crumbles.
    Tyndale, KJV Life Application Study Bible
    Life and Struggles




  32. Fool Me Once Quotes

     Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.  (The Original)
  33. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
    (The Original)



  34. You can fool me once but you're not gonna fool me twice.
    Gwendolyn Dordick



  35. He might fool me once but it'll only be once.
    Donald MacKenzie, The Kyle Contract



  36. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.
    Stephen King



  37. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 300,000 times well then you're probably the weatherman.
    Author Unknown



  38. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, then I'm the damned fool
    Nicole Elliot, The Savage Soldiers Complete Series



  39. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times—shame on me some more.



  40. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, I'ma get the fryin' pan. Melanie Shawn, Wishing Well, Texas Series Box Set
  41. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, I'ma get the fryin' pan.
    Melanie Shawn, Wishing Well, Texas Series Box Set



  42. Fool me three times, and I should be locked up for my own protection.



  43. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, yikes, I've got some work to do.
    Claire Cook, Life Glows On



  44. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times??? Ain't gonna be no damn third time!
    Darryl E. McCullough, Count Your Blessings




  45. Fool me three times, even the village idiot gets the message.
    Margaret Watson, Family First



  46. April Fools Day Quotes

    It's said that April Fool's Day came from a change to the Gregorian Calendar in the 1500's that changed the start of the year from a moon calendar date in April, back to January... which meant that people still celebrating the New Year in April were the April's fools... this has carried on in popularity over the years and we've seen wind ups (spoofs or hoaxes!) over the last few decades that have made us all laugh. The BBC in the 1950's famously covered 'spaghetti harvesting' as a news item, NPR announced that Nixon would be running as presidential candidate - in the early 1990's - and my personal favorite (another BBC special from the 1970's) that Big Ben was changing over to Digital and that if listeners were quick, they could win one of the famous London clock's 'hands'.

    So here's a bunch of good quotes and some funny practical jokes to help us all enjoy a day of silliness. Laughter, as they say, is the best medicine and when we take ourselves and our lives a little less seriously, we can learn to keep things in perspective and retain that elusive balance of work and play in our lives. So go on - play a joke, send a quote, or just allow yourself a time off to enjoy some light humor on one of the 'less serious' days of the year... (and Lord knows we all need those from time to time!)



    Top 5 April Fools Day Quotes

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



  48. The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
    Albert Einstein.
    Genius



  49. My birthday is on April 1st and nobody believes me.

    Genius



  50. “April Fools' is the only day to take people seriously."
    Criss Jami, Healology
    Genius



  51. Laughing is good for you. The gods too are fond of a joke. Aristotle
  52. Laughing is good for you. The gods too are fond of a joke.
    Aristotle
    Laughing



  53. More April Fools Day Quotes



    I'm not a fan of April Fools' Day. I can take a joke; I just don't want to BE the joke.
  54. I'm not a fan of April Fools' Day. I can take a joke; I just don't want to BE the joke.
    Stewart Stafford
    Funny Quotes



  55. Why did the fool bring his computer to the dentist? It had a megabyte.
    Amelia LaRoche, April Fool's Day Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone
    Funny Sayings



  56. Today is April fool's day, a time to have some fun, to play a practical joke on someone, then shout 'April fool', as long as no harm is done.
    Steve Kay, World, International and National Days
    Fun



  57. Today is April Fool's Day, a very important day for anyone with a sense of humor.
    Gerald Tarlow, Maybe I'm Not Listening
    Humor



  58. Today is April Fool's Day, so you have to make a fool out of somebody.
    Ernst Aebi, Seasons of Sand Sahara



  59. Today is April Fool's Day! And do you know what? There is a Big, green, Giant elephant outside Way up high in the tree!
    Mattie J.T. Stepanek, Reflections of a Peacemaker



  60. Today is April Fool's Day. The first of April, of all days in the year, enjoys a character of its own.
    Susan Wittig Albert, China Bayles' Book of Days
    Character



  61. Happy April Fool's Day! We can shed winter's despondency at last. April is the perfect month to clean out the closet, take our exercise outdoors, reconnect with our spiritual side, celebrate Eath day- and today, make a date with your funny bone.
    Julie Fisher-McGarry, A Year of Living Green
    Fitness

    Top 3 April Fools Day Pranks

    The Old 'Honk at me and Smile' sign - behind the sun visors in your victim's car.


    The Old 'tying a party popper on an extended string across the door like a claymore trip wire trick' Just as it sounds... get ready to 'wire up' the house with multiple traps. Opening a head height kitchen door? Bang! Confetti in your face... Opening the toilet door/car door/garbage can? Bang! You get the idea.


    The Old 'Chocolate Spread Diaper trick' - pull a peanut butter (and / or !) chocolate spread covered 'dirty diaper' out of your child's bag... exclaim to your significant other... the other people on the train... the other people in the coffee shop...how awful it is that you've got to clear this mess up. Taste it a little... say 'it's not that bad actually'... do you want some? (Yuck!)