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Quotes of the Day for 1 April 2003 – Fools

Today is the first of April, a day for pranks and silliness. If you're in San Francisco you'll want to be at Justin Herman Plaza at noon for the 25th annual Saint Stupid's Day parade, I know that's where I'd want to be if I were in San Francisco. Wherever you are, if you have a foolish streak, and I hope you do, this is the day to run with it. At least a little.

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The quotes:

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.
     - Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790

I have great faith in fools - self confidence my friends call it.
     - Edgar Allan Poe, 1809 - 1849

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.
     - Samuel Palmer, 1805 - 1880

There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are well-dressed fools.
     - Sabastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort, 1741 - 1794

Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
     - Thornton Niven Wilder, 1897 - 1975


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