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April Fools Day

April Fools Day
April 1

April 1st:
April 1 was New Year's Day. The people gave the Nobels gifts on that day. When the calendar was changed to the Gregorian, and January 1 became New Years the Nobels weren't happy because they wouldn't received their fruits and nuts, etc. As a joke, the people brought gifts of bricks and junk on April 1 and so was born April Fool's Day.
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1 Samuel 26:21:
I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
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Proverbs 12:15:
The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
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Ernest Hemingway:
"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
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April Fool:
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.
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April Fools Joke:
Q: Why are people so tired on April 1st?
A: Because they just finished a 31-day March
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Mark Twain:
"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year."
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Quit:
If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. It's no good trying to fool about.
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Poor Robin:
"The first of April, some do say,
Is set apart for All Fools' 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."
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One Fool:
One fool makes many (ten).
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April Fools:
"April Fools gone past,
And you're the biggest fool at last."
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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC):
"Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error."
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Tryon Edwards (1809-1895):
"He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes,
and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today".
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Fool:
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
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Proverbs 1:7 NIV:
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
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Wise Man:
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
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Fool:
A fool always comes short of his reckoning.
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Fool:
A fool always finds a greater fool than himself.
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Fool:
A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
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Fools Money:
A fool and his money are soon parted.
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April Fools Day History:
April Fools Day also called ALL FOOLS Day, first day of April, named from the custom of playing practical jokes or sending friends on fools errands on that date. Although it has been observed for centuries in several countries, the origin of the custom is unknown.

It resembles other festivals, such as the Hilaria of ancient Rome (March 25) and the Holi festival of India (ending March 31). Its timing seems related to the vernal equinox (March 21), when nature "fools" mankind with sudden changes in the weather. On April Fools Day all people are given an excuse to play the fool.

In France the fooled person is called poisson d'avril ("April fish"), but the origin of the name is unknown. In April the cuckoo, emblem of simpletons, comes, so in Scotland the victim is called gowk (cuckoo). The custom of playing April Fools jokes was taken to America by the British. It has continued to be observed by children and adults and sometimes involves rather elaborate hoaxes as well as merely simple jokes.
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Fools Dictionary:
April Fool: A person successfully tricked on 1st April. Fool: A person who acts unwisely or imprudently, a stupid person, a jester/clown. One who acts in a joking/teasing way. Fools Cap: A cap with bells attached worn by jesters. Act the Fool: Behave in a silly way. Fools Errand: A fruitless venture. Fools Gold: Iron pyrites, often mistaken for gold. Fools Paradise: Happiness founded on a illusion. Fool's Parsley: A species of hemlock resembling parsley. Playing the Fool: To act like the idiot or foolishly. Tomfoolery: Foolish behavior, nonsense. Trompe-l'oeil: A still-life painting, designed to give a illusion of reality. Literally 'deceives the eye'. Foolery: Foolish behavior/a foolish act. Foolhardy: Rashly or foolishly bold, reckless.
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