In this post from Writers Write, your one-stop writing resource, we share a selection of the best quotes about fools.
April Fool’s Day occurs on 1 April every year. The day is celebrated in countries that take their traditions from the United Kingdom.
There are no facts about its origins, but it is a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.
The Top 21 Literary Quotes About Fools
- April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. ~Mark Twain
- There are two indiscretions that generally distinguish fools: a readiness to report whatever they hear, and a practice of communicating with secrecy what is commonly understood. ~Norman Macdonald
- The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience. ~Arthur Schopenhauer
- For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. ~Alexander Pope
- The young people think the old people are fools — but the old people know the young people are fools. ~Agatha Christie
- Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever. ~Charles Lamb
- 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
- The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected. ~Will Rogers
- A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. ~Douglas Adams
- It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools. ~Spanish Proverb
- I have great faith in fools – self-confidence, my friends call it. ~Edgar Allan Poe
- You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think. ~Talmud
- The fool wonders, the wise man asks. ~Benjamin Disraeli
- Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. ~Henry David Thoreau
- A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. ~Miguel de Unamuno
- A learned fool is more of a fool than an ignorant fool. ~Molière
- Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it. ~H.L. Mencken
- People have discovered that they can fool the devil, but they can’t fool the neighbours. ~Francis Bacon
- He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. ~Albert Camus
- The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That’s one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population — the intelligent ones or the fools? ~Henrik Ibsen
- I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth. ~Thomas Jefferson
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