Thursday, April 01, 2010

fools rush in

April Fools Day was always celebrated in our house when we were kids - usually with an attempt to short-sheet someone's bed. As far as public hoaxes go, Smell-o-vision is probably my favorite. But today could also be a day to "pity the fool" and possibly even honor them.

Fools have existed throughout history, and many have found time to comment on them:

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex . . . It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.—Albert Einstein

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

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.—William Shakespeare

He who hesitates is a damned fool.—Mae West

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.—W. C. Fields

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.—Charlie Chaplin

Lord, what fools these mortals be.—William Shakespeare

Wise people talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.—Plato
Happy April Fool's day!
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