20 Quotes That Poke Fun at Being Foolish

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My kids often remark that they are surprised I’m “actually a professional” because I act “so weird” sometimes. While it’s true I try not to take myself too seriously and — as a sanity saver — look for the humor in every little thing, I don’t find it weird to enjoy my hilariously brilliant behavior. So, in today’s exploration of “is she actually a professional,” I share 20 quotes to help us all find a little joy while poking fun at the fools and foolishness of life.  

1“Let's spend April Fools' Day on Instagram to continue to fool each other into believing our lives are glamorous and not a mess.”

— Unknown

2“A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke — and that the joke is oneself.”

– Clifton Paul Fadiman

3“The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.”

— Will Rogers

4“I have great faith in fools — self-confidence, my friends call it.”

— Edgar Allan Poe

5“It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.”

— Anatole France

6“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”

— William Shakespeare

7“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”

— Winston Churchill 

8“Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.”

— Sacha Guitry

9“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.”

 — Plato

10“I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it.”

— Jack Handey

11“Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

— Alan Dundes

12"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"

 — George Carlin

13“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.”

— Cynthia Heimel

14“April Fools is the only day to take people seriously.”

— Criss Jami

15“The best office prank I pull on April Fools’ Day is pretending I like being here.”

— Unknown  

16“Let’s rename April Fools’ Day to “National Let’s Pretend We’re Pregnant on Facebook Day.”

— Unknown

17“Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.”

— Jewish Proverb

18“If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.”

— Welsh Proverb

19“A fellow who is always declaring he’s no fool usually has his suspicions.”

— Wilson Mizner

20“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.”

— Japanese Proverb

Bottom Line

Whether you’re being fooled, doing the fooling, surrounded by fools, or being the fool, we are all in this together, and we’ll feel a lot less prickly if we exhale out the irritations of life and inhale the lighter, goofier side of it all. And dance. We should all be dancing.

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Stephanie Regalado, CircleAround Editor-in-Chief

With roots dug deep into the soil of her home base in the Pacific Northwest, Stephanie Regalado has worked as an award-win... See Full Bio

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