All Fool's Day: Rhymes And Quotations

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.
[--Poor Robin's Almanac (1790)--]

Small April sobbed, I'm going to cry
Please give me a cloud to wipe my eye;
Then April Fool, she laughed instead
And smiled a rainbow overhead.

If it thunders on All Fool's Day,
Expect good crops of corn and hay.

"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year."
[--Mark Twain--]

"The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world."
[--Thomas Shadwell--]

"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."
[--Sir Winston Churchill--]

"Silence is the wit of fools."
[--Jean la Bruyere--]

"The great God endows His children variously. To some He gives intellect...and they
move the earth. To some He allots heart...and the beating pulse of humanity is theirs.
But to some He gives only a soul, without intelligence...and these, who never grow up,
but remain always His children, are God's fools, kindly, elemental, simple, as if from
His palette the Artist of all has taken one color instead of many."
[--Mary Roberts Rinehart--]

"A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool, usually has his suspicions."

"The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one,
must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass."

"Every fool finds a greater one to admire them."

"A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom."
[--Welsh Proverb--]

"A fool may be known by six things: anger without cause; speech without profit;
change without progress; inquiry without object; putting trust in a stranger; and
mistaking foes for friends."
[--Arabian Proverb--]

"What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning."
[--Spanish Proverb--]

"Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side."
[--Jewish Proverb--]

"Fools build houses, and wise men buy them."
[--English Proverb--]

"The fool is always beginning to live."

"A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes."
[--Robert Frost--]

"Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?"
[--Maurice Freehill--]

"Foolproof systems to not take into account the ingenuity of fools."
[--Gene Brown--]

"A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees."
[--William Blake--]

"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
[--Alexander Pope--]

"Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky."
[--Michel de Montaigne--]

"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself."
[--Cynthia Heimel--]

"Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool."

"Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit."
[--Josh Billings--]

"There is no greater fool than he that says, 'There is no God,' unless it be the one
who says he does not know whether there is one or not."

"A fool may have his coat embroidered with gold, but it is a fool's coat still."

"Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it."
[--Benjamin Franklin--]

"The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself.
The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world."
[--Charles Caleb Colton--]

"Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise."
[--Cato the Elder--]

"To be a man's fool is bad enough; but the vain man is everybody's."

"None but a fool is always right."

"Young men think old men fools, and old men know young men to be so."

"Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own."
[--H.G. Bohn--]

"A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends."
[--Balthasar Gracian--]

"Controversy equalizes fools and wise men...and the fools know it."
[--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.--]

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something."

"A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool."
[--Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton--]

"Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows."

"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool."
[--William Shakespeare--]

"Lord, what fools these mortals be."
[--William Shakespeare--]