12 April Fools' Day Quotes To Help You Mentally Prepare For The Silliest Day Of The Year

Some days you're the Jim, and some days you're the Dwight in the Dunder Mifflin we call life. On April 1, we're all terrified of becoming the Dwight, and of getting publicly punked in front of coworkers or friends. So to put your mind at ease — or at least get you in the appropriate silly mood needed to face the twists and turns this celebrated day of pranks inevitably has up its sleeve — here are some April Fools' Day quotes to get you in the right frame of mind.

Look, I get that being the butt of someone’s joke isn’t always a blast, but April Fools' Day isn’t just a holiday dedicated to harmless jokesters — it’s a celebration of the silly. It's meant to encourage people to take a break from the everyday drama and petty madness we all experience at work or at home, and just have fun. Don't take life so seriously, at least for this one day a year.

But if a compilation of hilarious pranks isn't enough to get you in the holiday spirit, perhaps these quotes will get you psyched to celebrate April Fools' Day. Some of the world's best and brightest humans enjoyed this holiday, and the desire to pull a prank on someone else. And c’mon. You know you want in on the fun, too.

1. “I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh." — Maya Angelou

2. "Even the gods love jokes." — Plato

3. "No one looks stupid when they're having fun." — Amy Poehler

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

5. “A joke is an epigram on the death of a feeling." — Friedrich Nietzsche

6. "When humor goes, there goes civilization." — Erma Bombeck

7. "The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." — Sir Winston Churchill

8. “Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.” — Charles Lamb

9. "A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done." — Dwight D. Eisenhower

10. “It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.” — M. Eastman

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

12. "Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." — William Shakespeare

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