April Fools' Day Quotes Perfectly Capture What It Means To Be A Fool

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If you've ever found your stapler in a Jello mold, your car covered in Post-It notes, or your blowdryer filled with baby powder, then these April Fools' Day quotes are for you. Apr. 1 is all about playing jokes on your friends, family, and co-workers... and subsequently, your friends, family, and co-workers playing jokes on you. It's a day that's simultaneously loved and hated by the public, and I don't know about you, but that kind of controversy is the type of thing I love to see explored in a roundup of quotes.

From Mark Twain reminding us that we are all fools to George Orwell's comments on self-degradation, these quotes are sure to make you laugh so hard that your sides hurt. And what could be better than some hearty laughs on Apr. 1?

Get yourself in the April Fools' Day mindset by reading through these quotes, and if you want to help spread the holiday spirit, make sure to post one on one of your social media accounts. Whether it's your Facebook, your Twitter, your Instagram, or your Snapchat, your digital comrades are probably going to need something to laugh at on Apr. 1. Help them out with these hilarious words of wisdom below.

1. "This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other 364." — Mark Twain

2. "Men would not live long in society, were they not the mutual dupes of each other." — François VI de la Rochefoucault

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3. "If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings." — Welsh Proverb

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

5. "If you would avoid all fools go into a dense forest and there refrain from gazing into still pools." — Austin O'Malley

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6. "The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected." — Will Rogers

7. "I have great faith in fools — self-confidence, my friends call it." — Edgar Allan Poe

8. "The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded." — George Orwell

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9. "The compliments of the season to my worthy masters, and a merry first of April to us all!" — Charles Lamb

10. "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." — Abraham Lincoln