Are You an April Fool?
April Fool’s Day is tomorrow! Watch your back. Jokers will be on the loose.
The AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY defines fool in multiple ways. For April Fool’s Day, this is the perfect definition – one who has been tricked and made to look ridiculous – a dupe.
Good or bad, we are all fools in one way or another. Which of these quotes describes the fool in you?
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak out and remove all doubt.” ~Abraham Lincoln
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” ~Benjamin Franklin
“To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.” ~Ben Johnson
“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” ~Napoleon Bonaparte
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” ~Bertrand Russell
“There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.” ~Josh Billings
“Nothing fools you better than the lie you tell yourself.” ~Teller
“Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.” ~Frank Dane
There are songs about fools. Do these speak to you?
“The Fool on the Hill” The Beatles
“Everybody Plays the Fool” Aaron Neville
“Chain of Fools” Aretha Franklin
“Why Do Fools Fall in Love” Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
“What a Fool Believes” Doobie Brothers
Let us not forget April Fool’s picture books to bring out the kid in you.
April Fool! Watch Out at School! written and illustrated by Diane deGroat, HarperCollins
April Foolishness written by Teresa Bateman and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Albert Whitman & Company
April Fool, Phyllis! written by Susanna Leonard Hill and illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler, Holiday House
Barnyard Fun written by Maureen Wright and illustrated by Paul Rátz de Tagyos, Two Lions
Have a great April Fool’s Day, but remember …
“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”~Alexander Pope